freeradius using linux user passwd

Julian Macassey julian at
Tue Jul 9 01:33:13 CEST 2013

On 2013-07-09 at 00:52, Alan DeKok (aland at wrote:

> Julian Macassey wrote:
> > 	So, I put it back in. I took it out earlier as 1. I
> > couldn't connect with it. 2. My understanding from reading the
> > docs was that pap alone would do the job.
>   (1) No, and (2) Not for 8021.X
> > 	I'm just trying to do a bog standard username and
> > password for OS X and Linux users on laptops - Plus the
> > ubiquitous smartphones of course. I have no Microsoft gear on the
> > LAN.
> > 
> > Here is my latest output:
>   Which indicates that you didn't tell the server what the *good*
> password is for the user.  Why not?

	In the Wifi sign on window of both a Macbook and an
iPhone, I enter the username and the password. So, from my sign
on I have told the server both.

>   Read the FAQ.  It has instructions for configuring a sample user.
> When you've done that, it *will* authenticate that user.

	I have done that, if you mean putting username and
password, plus shared secret in the /etc/freeradius/users file.
Using radtest as described in the documentation I have done it
and it works.

	What doesn't work is getting a Macbook to connect to a
Netgear N600 WiFi Router using WPA2 Enterprise and freeradius
using the username and login available to any user logging into
the freeradius machine via the conole or ssh.

>   Getting 802.1X to work requires a number of steps.  You've missed
> some.  My guide goes through this in detail, and following it will
> *always* work:

	I have read and followed

	What I haven't yet done is replace the "snake oil" certs
with production certs:

	But get the output I have sent before.

	The instructions above are for Microsoft Windows, but
Linux and Mac OSX should be pretty standard.


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