WiKID + OpenLDAP + Freeradius Howto

I installed Openldap and freeradius on one (virtual) server and WiKID on another. We believe that this separation of duties is good security policy. In a way it also makes the setup easier because both WiKID and Freeradius listen on port 1812 of the localhost. Both servers are running Centos5.

yum install openldap* yum install freeradius* yum install freedradius-ldap


Configuring OpenLDAP

To add a test user to OpenLDAP, I created an ldif file, test.ldif. I had already added users previously, so I commented out the first 3 lines.

#dn: ou=People,dc=wikidsystems,dc=com
#ou: People
#objectClass: organizationalUnit

dn: uid=test,ou=People,dc=wikidsystems,dc=com
uid: test
cn: Test Guy
displayName: Test Guy
givenName: Test
sn: Own
objectClass: inetOrgPerson
userPassword: mypassword
dialupAccess: yes

Note the last line for dialupAccess. This field will be used by Freeradius to determine if the user is allowed to login.

Here is the contents of the slapd.conf file:

include		/etc/openldap/schema/core.schema
include		/etc/openldap/schema/cosine.schema
include		/etc/openldap/schema/inetorgperson.schema
include		/etc/openldap/schema/nis.schema
include		/etc/openldap/schema/misc.schema

allow bind_v2

pidfile		/var/run/openldap/
argsfile	/var/run/openldap/slapd.args

database	bdb
suffix		"dc=wikidsystems,dc=com"
rootdn		"cn=root,dc=wikidsystems,dc=com"
rootpw          {SSHA}mM7fsBarApAwbnMKXxNh+fXQ1OYppFY9
password-hash   {SSHA}

directory	/var/lib/ldap

index objectClass                       eq,pres
index ou,cn,mail,surname,givenname,displayName eq,pres,sub
index uidNumber,gidNumber,loginShell    eq,pres
index uid,memberUid                     eq,pres,sub
index nisMapName,nisMapEntry            eq,pres,sub
index default                           sub	

Add the network client to /etc/raddb/clients.conf. This entry would be for your VPN or website or whatever service to which the user is authenticating.

client {
#       # secret and password are mapped through the "secrets" file.
        secret      = testing_secret
#       shortname   = liv1
#       # the following three fields are optional, but may be used by
cw#       # for simultaneous usage checks
#       nastype     = livingston
#       login       = !root
#       password    = someadminpas

Freeradius will proxy the authentication requests for the dialupAccess users to the WiKID server. Create an entry in /etc/raddb/proxies.conf:

Proxy - the WiKID server:
realm NULL {
        type            = radius
        authhost        =
        accthost        = localhost
        secret          = testing_secret


Configuring Freeradius

In /etc/radius.conf add the following to allow proxy requests, enable ldap authorization, and pap authentication.

First configure ldap:

        # Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
        #  This module definition allows you to use LDAP for
        #  authorization and authentication.

	ldap {
		server = "localhost"
		basedn = "dc=wikidsystems,dc=com"
		filter = "(uid=%{Stripped-User-Name:-%{User-Name}})"

		start_tls = no

      access_attr = "dialupAccess"

		dictionary_mapping = ${raddbdir}/ldap.attrmap

		ldap_connections_number = 5

		timeout = 4
		timelimit = 3
		net_timeout = 1


Note the use of access_attr = "dialupAccess". Next add ldap under authorize:

authorize {

Make sure that PAP is a supported authentication type:

authenticate {
	Auth-Type PAP {

	Auth-Type CHAP {

	Auth-Type MS-CHAP {

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