Questions on Free Radius with Shared Secret and special characters

Tammy Dore tammy.dore at
Thu Mar 23 16:52:19 UTC 2023


We upgraded from a previous version of Free Radius v3.0.19.  Recently we have had some complains that some special characters which used to work in our previous release, no longer work.  So far I have discovered that these special characters do not work: , ; '

So which known special characters are not supported?  Do I need to use an escape sequence in front of the special character to make it work?  I saw a blog that mentioned the correct_escapes setting in radiusd.conf can be used to correct the problem with special characters.  So does setting correct_escapes = false, will that allow a secret with "testing123\," to work?

Thank you!

-Tammy Dore
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