RADIUS and user names

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Tue Dec 19 22:19:43 CET 2017

On Dec 19, 2017, at 2:51 PM, JCA <1.41421 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have configured my Linux system so that access to it over SSH is
> authenticated by a remote RADIUS servers. This works fine, but the user
> must be defined locally, and it must have a home directory. In my efforts
> to dispense with these requirements, I used a combination of the NSS and
> PAM. This works, but it requires another server out there, be it NIS, or
> LDAP, or something like that.
> Is it not possible to do what I need with a RADIUS server alone? Or is it
> the case tha RADIUS such does not have such capabilities?

  This has nothing to do with RADIUS.  Your local system implements APIs like PAM, NASS, and LDAP to manage all of this.

  Alan DeKok.

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