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August 6, 2015

Enabling Authentication Logs in Freeradius

Filed under: Linux Related, Radius Manager — Tags: , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 3:35 PM


Sometimes in freeradius base billing system, user is unable to authenticate with the system. To quickly investigate the issue, its better to enable freeradius authentication logs to see if its the user end id password issue or something else.

To enable Free- Radius LOGS to get additional information on users authentication ,

Edit /usr/local/etc/raddb/radiusd.conf

nano /usr/local/etc/raddb/radiusd.conf

and modify following

auth = no
auth_badpass = no
auth_goodpass = no

to following

auth = yes
auth_badpass = yes
auth_goodpass = yes

Save and Exit.

Now restart radius service by

service radiusd restart

Check Logs by

tail -f /usr/local/var/log/radius/radius.log

and you will AUTH logs for Good and Bad Login Attempts, It helps a lot in troubleshooting troubled users.

Thu Aug  6 14:52:06 2015 : Auth: Login OK: [usernameX/username] (from client CCR-GW port 15747979 cli xx:D1:11:64:B8:39)
Thu Aug  6 14:52:07 2015 : Auth: Login OK: [usernameX/username] (from client CCR-GW port 15747975 cli xx:44:76:72:A7:9C)
Thu Aug  6 14:52:08 2015 : Auth: Login OK: [usernameX/username] (from client CCR-GW port 15747978 cli xx:44:76:72:9E:9C)

Thu Aug  6 14:58:48 2015 : Auth: Login incorrect: [usernameY<via Auth-Type = mschap>] (from client pppoe2 port 16056177 cli xx:DE:27:2F:23:95)
Thu Aug  6 14:58:49 2015 : Auth: Login incorrect: [usernameZ/<via Auth-Type = mschap>] (from client pppoe1 port 15819569 cli xx:F3:C1:AD:70:17)



Syed Jahanzaib




  1. i have enabled radius logs in conf file. but cant see any logs in radiusmanager “Authentication log”

    pls help if u can


    Comment by bsd — August 25, 2015 @ 2:41 PM

  2. my also same nothing on tha ACP Authentication tab.


    Comment by Praveen — August 24, 2016 @ 1:10 PM

  3. i can see Authentication log facility in radius manager through mysql… i tried to enable all logs through sql but no luck.. moreover i can see auth-log in test format in file logging.
    the question is can you or anyone help me active Authentication log facility so that we can check subscriber Authentication error through RadiusManager.


    Comment by Bhumin Desai — September 11, 2016 @ 1:23 PM

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