FreeRadius Authorizing and Authenticating Anyone if One User Logs in

stefan.paetow at stefan.paetow at
Mon Mar 31 11:39:38 CEST 2014

Then you're on a Debian system and it's "freeradius -X"



From: Lennon Mazonde [mailto:lmmazonde at]
Sent: 29 March 2014 05:04
To: freeradius-users at
Subject: Re: FreeRadius Authorizing and Authenticating Anyone if One User Logs in

Hi Alan,

Thanks for responding

  Don't do that.  PLEASE follow the instructions.  "radiusd -X" is good

When i run "radiusd -X", i get the error
The program 'radiusd' can be found in the following packages:
 * radiusd-livingston
 * yardradius
Try: apt-get install <selected package>

  The debug log shows one user "test" logging in, twice.  It doesn't

show other users logging in.
That's because I logged the user "test" in and out, and then in again. My bad, should have just posted output from one login. Anyone else who connects to the network after this (the first user) simply gets access to the internet, without any redirect to the captive portal

  You probably need to double-check the captive portal configuration.

The "double login" has nothing to do with FreeRADIUS.  The captive

portal should allow ONE user in, when ONE user authenticates.  The other

users should be blocked.

  As always, FreeRADIUS does authentication.  It does NOT control

network access.  If a user is gaining network access when they shouldn't

have it, the problem is the NAS (or Captive portal here).
Thanks a lot for that pointer, i'm scouring through the configs of the captive portal to see what might be wrong

  Alan DeKok.
Lennon Mazonde


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