Accounting Packet not sent

Michael Fischer michael at
Tue Feb 16 16:13:25 CET 2021

On Tue, 2021-02-16 at 09:02 -0500, Alan DeKok wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2021, at 8:38 AM, Michael Fischer <michael at> wrote:
> > My goal is to authenticate WiFi-Users via FreeRadius with an eDirectory
> > backend. FreeRadius should then send an accounting packet to a
> > FortiGate firewall where a SSO agent is running.
>   The server doesn't really originate accounting packets.
> > The authentication part is working find, a user can connect to the
> > WiFi.
> > 
> > As far as I understood it, I should configure FreeRadius to write a
> > detail file which is then parsed an an accounting package sent to the
> > Fortigate firewall.
>   Well... maybe.  But you can't write an Access-Accept packet, and have it magically turn into an Accounting-Request packet.
Thank you very much - that was the hint that lead me to the solution!

I enabled "Radius Accounting" on my WiFi Controller. Now the proxying
to the Fortigate Firewall works fine!

Thanks a lot,

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