create SSH accounts using RADIUS pam

Janis Heller janis.heller at
Mon Sep 5 18:08:11 CEST 2016

Would I only neeed to create a homedirectory or is there more I need to do to be able to login with radius login details?
-Isn't there a way to use REST for accounting (I don't use accounting section in radius at the moment) too?


Am 5. September 2016 17:52:22 MESZ, schrieb Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at>:

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 &
 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:

 Setting up ldap would be a bit too much for this I think, isn’t there an
 easier way?

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