RE: Error starting radiusd when specifying private_key_password (OPEN)
Hi Alan and thanks for your response.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Freeradius-Users <freeradius-users-
> bounces+per.weisteen=[hidden email]> On Behalf Of
> Alan DeKok
> Sent: 21. august 2020 17:30
> To: FreeRadius users mailing list <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: Error starting radiusd when specifying private_key_password
> On Aug 21, 2020, at 10:06 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
> > I've installed FreeRADIUS 3.0.13 on CentOS 7 and generated my own set of
> CA, intermediate and server certificates using openssl version 1.0.2k-fips.
> > Certificates etc is generated using
> > https://jamielinux.com/docs/openssl-certificate-authority/ modified
> > with info from
> > https://devcentral.f5.com/s/articles/building-an-openssl-certificate-a > > uthority-introduction-and-design-considerations-for-elliptical-curves-
> > 27720
> That should be fine.
> > I've configured mods-enabled/eap using a private_key_password with a
> length of 20 characters.
> > Starting in debug mode I get error messages :
> > tls: Failed reading private key file "/etc/raddb/certs/oslo-radius01v4-
> > tls: error:06065064:digital envelope routines:EVP_DecryptFinal_ex:bad
> > decrypt
> > tls: error:23077074:PKCS12 routines:PKCS12_pbe_crypt:pkcs12
> > cipherfinal error
> > tls: error:2306A075:PKCS12 routines:PKCS12_item_decrypt_d2i:pkcs12 pbe
> > crypt error
> > tls: error:0907B00D:PEM routines:PEM_READ_BIO_PRIVATEKEY:ASN1 lib
> > tls: error:140B0009:SSL routines:SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file:PEM lib
> > rlm_eap_tls: Failed initializing SSL context rlm_eap (EAP): Failed to
> > initialise rlm_eap_tls
> > /etc/raddb/mods-enabled/eap: Instantiation failed for module "eap"
> Weird. There is no limit on the length of the private_key_password.
> Are there special characters in it? You might need to quote the password,
> and escape things. i.e. instead of:
> private_key_password = abcd'def
> private_key_password = "abc'def"
No special characters, just upper/lower case and numbers. Tried with quotes though but that didn't work any better.
Could I increase debug level and get some more details on the error ?
> > If I comment out the private_key_password statement I'm prompted for
> the password instead :
> > Enter PEM pass phrase:
> > Using the same password as specified in private_key_password the startup
> seems to start ok.
> > Any suggestions ?
> We just read the password from the configuration file and pass it to
> OpenSSL. There's very little processing done by us.
> Alan DeKok.