EAP-MD5 group auth failure

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Mon Sep 12 19:20:19 CEST 2016

On Sep 12, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Security Camera <seccam.trilok at gmail.com> wrote:
>  I am trying to narrow down this EAP-MD5 802.1x authentication for the
> last week and I unable to find exactly what the problem is.  Can you please
> provide some pointers from the following logs on what could be the problem?
> What group auth it is expecting? Is it the user group in /etc/passwd file?

  The server doesn't do /etc/password checking by default.  And it's impossible to use /etc/passwd with EAP-MD5.

> I have put the user XXXX in the rad_users file along with
> Cleartext-Password as it was complaining that user needs to have
> Cleartext-Password.

  Yes, that's what you need to do.

> Thanks
> ash-4.3# /var/packages/RadiusServer/target/sbin/radiusd -X
> radiusd: FreeRADIUS Version 2.2.9 (git #e4cc22f), for host

  Hmm... use 3.0.  It's a lot better.

  Version 2 is dead and end of life.

  Alan DeKok.

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