Active Directory authentication question

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Sep 18 18:54:37 CEST 2013

Roberto Carna wrote:
> Sorry, so I'm a bit confused...

  Because you're unfamiliar with the correct terminology, and with how
things really work.  To recap:

  EAP-TLS uses certificates to identify users.  And nothing else.  No
passwords, etc.

  AD is a database.  MySQL is a database.  They store user information.
 They don't authenticate users.

  FreeRADIUS is an authentication server.  Where necessary, it pulls
user information from a database.  It also returns user profiles to a
WiFI AP.  e.g. VLAN, etc.

  Alan DeKok.

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