FreeRadius and md5 hashed passwords

Scott Lambert lambert at
Tue Sep 16 19:24:38 PDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 03:03:43AM +0200, Martin Jessa wrote:
> Hi guys.
> I have set up freeradius with authentication agains MySQL.
> I have poptop talking to the radius server and in that way authenticating my users.
> The problem is I cannot make the radius server read md5 encrypted passwords, only plain text.
> Any idea what to do to make it read md5 passwords?
> Example of the password table:
> table 'radcheck' :
> Cleartext (works):
> INSERT INTO radcheck VALUES (2,'test at','User-Password',':=','12233445');
> MD5 (no love):
> INSERT INTO radcheck VALUES (3,'test at','User-Password',':=','bc8bf6f2fd343cab9d387d5dcc777be3');

I think you are missing the salt.

This is an MD5 cryptpassword of your example cleartext password:


Scott Lambert                    KC5MLE                       Unix SysAdmin
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