Chapter 4. Authentication
This chapter zooms in on authentication. Authorization and accounting will follow later in the book.
Authentication is a process where we establish if someone is who he or she claims to be. The most common way is by a unique username and password.
In this chapter we shall:
- Discuss PAP, CHAP, and MS-CHAP authentication protocols
- See when and how authentication is done in FreeRADIUS
- Explore ways to store passwords
- Look at other authentication methods
So let's get on with it...
This section will give you background on three common authentication protocols. These protocols involve the supply of a username and password.
radtest program uses the Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) by default when testing ...