freeradius server not running

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jul 26 13:32:47 CEST 2019

On Jul 25, 2019, at 7:21 PM, peter <peterthesing at> wrote:
> With ssh-keygen I have created -with password- server.pem and ca.pem.

  Why?  The process for creating certificates is documented, and works.

$ cd raddb/certs
$ make

  Edit the "cnf" files if you need to have custom fields for the certificates.  Then, "make" again.

> Moved them to /etc/raddb/certs.
> but now I've got the following errors:
> tls: Failed reading certificate file "/etc/raddb/certs/server.pem"
> tls: error:0906D06C:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line tls: error:140DC009:SSL routines:use_certificate_chain_file:PEM lib rlm_eap_tls: Failed initializing SSL context rlm_eap (EAP): Failed to initialise rlm_eap_tls /etc/raddb/mods-enabled/eap[14]: Instantiation failed for module "eap"

  The certificate that was created isn't in the correct format.

> Please bear in mind I am new here and this is the first time I going to use freeradius. A little patience is highly appreciated.
> What is recommended to solve this problem?

  Follow the documentation.  Don't use random third-party tools to create certificates in some random format.

  Alan DeKok.

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