How to deal with switches not sending User-Password attribute for MAC-based authentication

Alan Buxey alan.buxey at
Fri Jan 24 20:11:36 CET 2020


well, if you know that only a particular client is doing this, then
have a check for that client and if its not got a User-Password set,
then set one. then your current call then follows which would work as
theres a User-Password as expected etc.


On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 at 19:02, Martin Gignac <martin.gignac at> wrote:
> Actually, my idea to "just let the REST API handle" is pretty ridiculous
> since right now I can't even get FreeRADIUS to send to REST if I don't have
> a User-Password attribute:
>   rest: ERROR: You set 'Auth-Type = REST' for a request that does not
> contain a User-Password attribute!
> So I guess my request is this: is it possible to get FreeRADIUS to forward
> requests to the REST module even if the request does not contain a
> User-Password attribute? If so, how?
> Thanks,
> -Martin
> >
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