guide on configuring freeradius 3 LDAP

Douglas C Ward douglas at
Thu Jan 18 23:43:55 CET 2018

Hi Matthew,

there was no such symlink, so I created it. That seemed to get me further… now I am getting…

(1) ldap: ERROR: Failed performing search: Please set 'chase_referrals=yes' and 'rebind=yes'. See the ldap module configuration for details.

… but both the errors suggestion were already set. But at least it talked to my LDAP server, and I’m seeing… 

rlm_ldap (ldap): Bind successful

… so I feel Im close. Thanks for the help so far.


> On Jan 18, 2018, at 4:29 PM, Matthew Newton <mcn at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-01-18 at 16:25 -0600, Douglas C Ward wrote:
>> So I’m not sure what else I should be doing.
> Have you created a symlink in raddb/mods-enabled/ldap -> ../mods-
> available/ldap ?
> Doesn't look like ldap is being called, though without full debug
> output it's hard to tell what's happening. (The full debug output
> starts from the top, not from where a packet arrives.)
> Recommend you put your config in git or some other VCS. It'll make it
> much easier tracking what you have/haven't changed, and able to roll
> back without doing a complete reinstall.
> -- 
> Matthew
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