freeradius seeing anonymous identity as username

osman tuzcu osmantuzcu at
Mon Dec 4 16:10:12 CET 2017

I want to authenticate the user for accessing internet via switch.

radius-server host key "123"
aaa authentication port-access eap-radius
aaa port-access authenticator 7-11
aaa port-access authenticator active

In all sources it is said that these commands are sufficient. When I run
these commands and plug my computer between ports 7 and 11, the user
confirmation screen appears. But when I enter the username and password, i
see anonymous on the debug

2017-12-04 18:00 GMT+03:00 Matthew Newton <mcn at>:

> On Mon, 2017-12-04 at 17:49 +0300, osman tuzcu wrote:
> > Sorry, there is no such setting on the device. I read something about
> > the
> > inner and outer EAP in an old writing. Could this be a solution?
> There isn't any EAP in that request...
> Client supplicant isn't configured/working and switch has fallen back
> to trying MAC auth?
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> Matthew
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