Installing RADIUS Client

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jul 5 08:00:19 CEST 2019

On Jul 4, 2019, at 9:27 PM, Simon Chamlian <simon.chamlian at> wrote:
> After reading the ‘FreeRADIUS-Technical-Guide.pdf’, I have a very good idea
> on how to install the RADIUS Server.

  That's good.

> Nevertheless, unless I missed something, I couldn’t find any instructions
> on how to install the RADIUS client (aka Network Access Server, or NAS).

  The NAS documentation says how to do that.  We don't document *other* peoples software.

> My NAS is a Linux box and I am trying to implement centralized
> username/password scheme (not use the local /etc/passwd or /etc/group
> files).

  Linux has PAM support, and there is a PAM RADIUS module.  But, it only does user / password checks.  You will need something else to get UID / GID / whatever.

  To be honest, RADIUS isn't the solution here.  Just put everything into LDAP.

  Alan DeKok.

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