Issue with OCSP check

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Aug 5 15:15:24 CEST 2019

On Aug 5, 2019, at 9:01 AM, Antoine JOUBERT via Freeradius-Users <freeradius-users at> wrote:
> I had setup and got OCSP working with Freeradius in early 2016. However, I've recently noticed that it's not working anymore, as users with a revoked certificate are still able to connect to the network due to softfail being enabled.

  That's largely what softfail means.

> I'm using the Debian Stretch package of Freeradius :
> freeradius -v
> radiusd: FreeRADIUS Version 3.0.12, for host x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, built on Aug 10 2017 at 07:05:06
> FreeRADIUS Version 3.0.12

  Arg.  You may want to update to 3.0.19 using the packages on

> Our company is using its own PKI, managed with EasyRSA. Every user certificate is signed directly with our CA certificate.
> ...
> (7) eap_tls: Starting OCSP Request
> *(7) eap_tls: ERROR: Couldn't get issuer_cert for user*

  The EAP-TLS session doesn't contain the issuer certificate.  Why?  It's not clear.  TLS and user supplicants are magic.  :(

  Update to 3.0.19.  It will then set "request:TLS-OCSP-Cert-Valid = 2" if the OSCP checks were skipped.  You can check for that in policies.

  Alan DeKok.

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