Bug 1420293 - Freeradius does not know Auth-Type = System
Summary: Freeradius does not know Auth-Type = System
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: freeradius
Version: 7.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Nikolai Kondrashov
QA Contact: Jaroslav Aster
Mirek Jahoda
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-02-08 11:37 UTC by Jaroslav Aster
Modified: 2019-03-06 00:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Deprecated Functionality
Doc Text:
FreeRADIUS no longer accepts "Auth-Type := System" in configuration, for "rlm_unix" authentication module. Instead "unix" should be listed in the "authorize" section.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-08-01 20:38:04 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2017:1954 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE freeradius bug fix and enhancement update 2017-08-01 18:29:54 UTC

Description Jaroslav Aster 2017-02-08 11:37:24 UTC
Description of problem:

Freeradius does not know Auth-Type = System. Older version knows it and it is still mentioned in users man page.

# man /usr/share/man/man5/users.5.gz | col -b | grep 'Auth-Type = System'
       DEFAULT   Auth-Type = System

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Edit file /etc/raddb/mods-config/files/authorize.

# cat << EOF >> /etc/raddb/mods-config/files/authorize 
DEFAULT Auth-Type = System
        Fall-Through = 1

2. Run radiusd.

# radiusd -X
reading pairlist file /etc/raddb/mods-config/files/authorize
/etc/raddb/mods-config/files/authorize[221]: Parse error (check) for entry DEFAULT: Unknown or invalid value "System" for attribute Auth-Type
Failed reading /etc/raddb/mods-config/files/authorize
/etc/raddb/mods-enabled/files[9]: Instantiation failed for module "files"

Actual results:

Radiusd does not start.

Expected results:

Radiusd starts or mention about Auth-Type = System is removed from documentation.

Comment 2 Nikolai Kondrashov 2017-02-16 11:33:18 UTC
Upstream response to this issue reported on the maillist:

Perhaps we only need to fix the manpages.

Comment 3 Jaroslav Aster 2017-02-16 11:48:12 UTC

it's up to you. If upstream remove this option, the only way is fix the documentation. My concern is, it should be consistent :-).

Comment 4 Nikolai Kondrashov 2017-02-16 11:53:03 UTC
Yes, we need to fix the manpages and have some sort of a warning for the users.

Comment 5 Jaroslav Aster 2017-02-16 13:33:58 UTC
Agreed. Please, fix the man-page and you can add description into doc field. Thanks.

Comment 6 Nikolai Kondrashov 2017-02-22 13:13:56 UTC
Pull request submitted upstream: https://github.com/FreeRADIUS/freeradius-server/pull/1920

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 20:38:04 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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