create SSH accounts using RADIUS pam

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at
Mon Sep 5 17:52:22 CEST 2016

You could use some pam modules that can create homedirectory?

5.9.2016 5.30 ip. "Janis Heller" <janis.heller at> kirjoitti:

> I use the REST module of RADIUS to validate login requests (username &
> password).
> Now I would like my users to be able to login to some servers using SSH.
> Their accounts should be all very unprivileged (just for SSH tunneling).
> After setting up the pam sshd module I recognized the login would be only
> possible by creating a new user with an empty password by using:
> adduser testuser
> on the server. Is there a way to prevent this and allow users to login in
> case of RADIUS accepted their username & password.
> I already searched for this problem:
> radius-user-using-pam-and-ssh
> Setting up ldap would be a bit too much for this I think, isn’t there an
> easier way?
> All the best;
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