Freeradius-Users Digest, Vol 129, Issue 3

Peter Hutchison p.j.hutchison at
Fri Jan 8 14:40:33 CET 2016

>> We have set up Freeradius on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but having trouble to
>> get it to generating authorization logs for our 'eduroam'
>> virtual server.

>What does this virtual server do / when is it called?

Allows users to authenticate on wireless network using Eduroam with their Active Directory login user (+ domain) and password.
Users do authenticate ok no problem, but it is not logging requests for some reason to the

>Do you call the linelog or detail modules in any of its sections?

Yes, 'detail' is included in the accounting section.

>> It is generating logs ok for the default and inner-tunnel but not
>> eduroam. I have checked and re-checked the configuration with no
>> result.

You need to look at the debug output. On ubuntu run it as "freeradius -X" and examine the output then authenticate something you expect to get logs for.

> /etc/freeradius/radius.conf log section looks like this:

Mostly not useful - you really want linelog or detail, not the main server logging.

It’s the requests logging I am interested in which doesn't seem to work.

>> And in our eduroam file in sites-available (with link file in
>> sites-enabled) has 'auth_log' enabled to in the authorize section.

> Any ideas why the log isn't being generated when users connect to it?

>Check -X debug output.

I cannot see anything obvious, no mention of log being created or updated.

>Send the debug here if it doesn't make sense, though it's fairly straightforward to read (if verbose). Right from the FreeRADIUS banner at the >top and including an authentication packet.

>A small suspicion is that you might need to put logging in pre/post-proxy sections if you're trying to log non-local auths.

I have updated those sections but made no difference with following lines:


Log file enclosed in ZIP format.
I found this website which may help to enable logging, looks like logging functionality is different between 2.1.10 and 2.1.12.

Peter Hutchison MCP
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