6 thoughts on “Configuring Radius Authentication on Linux

  1. Hi,

    In my experience it wasn’t because the user’s home directory did not exist, and then the user needs permissions for the home directory etc.


  2. Hello and thank you for your answer. Yes it is true but in the file etc/pam.d/common-session/ you can add this directive

    “session required pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel umask=0022”

    which automatically creates the home dir for new users. In my case, this solution worked if I use directly the LDAP server (so I use the pam_ldap module instead of pam_radius…) with PAM… If I use the radius in front-end of my LDAP, this solution doesn’t work… So, my personal conclusion, but it is an assumption, is that radius pam module doesn’t have the functionality to allow non-local user to be connected…

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