When using radclient get "Failed filter : 1"

Jorge Pereira jpereira at freeradius.org
Tue Jul 14 00:33:39 CEST 2020

> On 13 Jul 2020, at 18:56, Runner <runner at winning.com> wrote:
> Using radclient version 3.0.15.  I'm new freeradius and I'm trying to get the radclient utility (running it from the freeraduis server) to work so I can test a new user that was recently added.  Running radclient results in Access-Reject.  Te results of the command are as follows:
> Sent Access-Request Id 119 from to length 66
>        User-Name = "testuser1"
>        User-Password = "testpassword123"
>        Cleartext-Password = "testpassword123"
> Received Access-Reject Id 119 from to length 20
> (0) -: Expected Access-Accept got Access-Reject
> Packet summary:
>        Accepted      : 0
>        Rejected      : 1
>        Lost          : 0
>        Passed filter : 0
>        Failed filter : 1
> I've google searched "radclient" + "Failed filter" and I can find very little info about what this "Failed filter" means.  I've read the man pages for radclient and found no info on "Failed filter."  Can someone tell me what "Failed filter" means?

Hi Rick,

So, basically the radclient is pretty simple guy. You told to him verify the user and password, if the server _refused_ the authentication. It means that your server doesn’t have such user or the password is wrong. Therefore, execute your radiusd in debug mode to see the reason. You could find the steps here https://wiki.freeradius.org/guide/radiusd-X <https://wiki.freeradius.org/guide/radiusd-X>

Ah! If you’re configuring a production server. Please think about using the latest version 3.0.20. you could find official packages in https://packages.networkradius.com/ <https://packages.networkradius.com/>

Best regards,
Jorge Pereira

> Rick
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