Allow same user to authenticate with different passwords

WAGHORN, Jason (NHS BORDERS) j.waghorn1 at
Tue Dec 10 08:43:24 CET 2019

>> We are trying to allow users to authenticate with different passwords using an SQL database and freeradius version 3.0.17 (hotel scenario, where unrelated people can have the same family name).

Perhaps I'm being strange here - but a single username with multiple passwords sounds like a security hole to me - in that if johnsmith is logging in twice because there are two "John Smith" users - how do you tell them apart in case of (for example) law enforcement request?

Surely it's easier/better/simpler just to give everyone a unique login name? Perhaps in your hotel case use room number plus surname? So 317smith & 226smith


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