Questions about FreeRadius and unsupported characters for secret...

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Mar 28 04:15:53 UTC 2023

On Mar 28, 2023, at 12:36 PM, Tammy Dore via Freeradius-Users <freeradius-users at> wrote:
> We have received a number of issues reported by  our customers in regards to the secret authentication does not support certain characters in our software released based on FreeRadius v3.0.19.  As a result of this, we had done some of our own comparison testing of a bunch of different special characters against both the v3.0.19 and the v2.2.9 releases.

  This was already asked and answered.

> We found the following discrepancies, where it appears that there are bugs introduced into v3.0.19.


  If the shared secret is not [a-zA-Z0-9], you should probably use single-quoted strings, or double-quoted strings.

  The format of those strings is well documented.

  Alan DeKok.

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