Installing FreeRadius

Please note that this guide is deprecated, please use official documentation to install freeradius+mysql


This short tutorial will guide you how to Install FreeRadius + mysql support on Centos 6.2 x64. An ideal base to use with HostBill FreeRadius module.

For other OS/versions/architectures the installation process is very similar.

Install packages

Login to your server/vps shell, execute the following commands:

  # yum install mysql-server.x86_64 freeradius.x86_64 freeradius-mysql.x86_64 freeradius-utils.x86_64 -y

This will install latest stable freeRADIUS server

Create Database

First you need to start mysql server, do so using:

  # service mysqld start

Next, login into mysql as root using command:

   # mysql

In mysql console create new database for freeradius

  mysql> CREATE DATABASE freeradius;

You need to create new user for freeradius db.

   mysql> GRANT ALL ON freeradius.* TO radius@localhost IDENTIFIED BY "FreeRadiusPassword";
Note: If your HostBill resides on different server you need to add remote access, do so using:
   mysql> GRANT ALL ON freeradius.* TO radius@'HOSTBILL_IP' IDENTIFIED BY "FreeRadiusPassword";

Now it's time to create required tables. Exit mysql console, and type in:

 mysql freeradius  < /etc/raddb/sql/mysql/schema.sql

Enabling sql support in FreeRADIUS

Edit file:

  # vi /etc/raddb/sql.conf 

Under #Connection info update your db details:

  server = "localhost"
  login = "radius"
  password = "FreeRadiusPassword"
  radius_db = "freeradius"
Edit file:
   # vi /etc/raddb/radiusd.conf

Uncomment this line:

   $INCLUDE sql.conf

Edit file:

   # vi  /etc/raddb/sites-available/default

Uncomment this line:


under sections:

 authorize {
  accounting {

Ucomment sql line in /etc/raddb/sites-available/inner-tunnel under authorize {

Edit secret word.

Go to file

 # vi /etc/raddb/clients.conf

and edit secret to new value.