[RADIATOR] Cisco 5508 passing mac for mac auth

Hugh Irvine hugh at open.com.au
Wed Feb 18 01:44:34 CST 2015

Hello Gabe -

I would probably use the third mode with MAC address for both username and password.

If you are doing simple authentication (ie. not EAP), a simple AuthBy FILE clause will suffice.

Something like this:


	<AuthBy FILE>
		Filename %D/macaddresses.txt
		AddToReply …..


macaddress.txt would look something like this:

# macaddress.txt
# file containing MAC addresses for both username and password

c8:2a:14:50:13:22  Password = c8:2a:14:50:13:22

c8:2a:14:50:13:33  Password = c8:2a:14:50:13:33

c8:2a:14:50:13:44  Password = c8:2a:14:50:13:44


If you have further questions please include a trace 4 debug showing what is happening.



> On 18 Feb 2015, at 12:34, Gabe Carmichael <gabe at lksd.org> wrote:
> All,
> When using a Cisco Wireless controller I have mac delimiters and 3 modes of operation:
> - Other - (In the Radius Access Request with Mac Authentication Password is NOT sent.)
> - Free Radius - (In the Radius Access Request with Mac Authentication Password is controller's shared secret with radius server.)
>  - Cisco ACS - (In the Radius Access Request with Mac Authentication password is client's MAC address.)
> my question is, I am trying to get Radiator to auth by mac addresses in a flat file. Which mode do I need to use, and how would I need it mod my config file? Attached is a copy of my config. 
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Hugh Irvine
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