Configuring PAP authentication

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Wed Dec 15 15:33:04 CET 2021

** Configuring PAP authentication
The first step to getting any authentication working in FreeRADIUS is to configure PAP (Password Authentication Protocol), or clear-text passwords. Even though most deployments will end up using additional authentication protocols, PAP is the simplest and easiest to configure, which makes it the perfect place to start. And as we will see, once PAP is configured, many other authentication protocols become simple, too.

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