freeradius-3.0.1 ldap authenticate

stefan.paetow at stefan.paetow at
Wed Feb 26 14:47:56 CET 2014

>   People should avoid "Auth-Type = ldap".  The ONLY reason to use it is
> for Active Directory, when the request has User-Password.  For all
> other LDAP directories, FreeRADIUS should just grab the password from
> LDAP, and do the authentication itself.

However, it should be properly documented for those who do not wish for FR to have the password, and rather use the bind method instead.

I'm with Alan B. on this. If the LDAP bind method is clearly documented (even if it's just a "if you don't want FR to have the password and want to use bind, see this URL for more info" comment in the authorize and authenticate sections), then chances are that there will be less requests on the mailing list for help with how to authenticate against LDAP (except for those who don't bother reading the configuration files or the Wiki for that matter).



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