Active Directory Authentication Doesn't Happen With Periods in User Name

  • Hi,

    I was testing pfSense as a Firewall/Gateway solution. Since we have Active Directory in place, we wanted to integrate the user authentication with Active Directory to make the user management easier for VPN, Captive Portal, etc. However, when I entered all required information and tested the authentication via diagnostic section, every time it said authentication failed. We have a specific policy that the user name has to be Firstname.Lastname format. When I tested with a test user without "." in the user name, the authentication was successful. I don't know if this is a bug or is there a workaround for it.

    Please let me know if anyone knows how to get through this.

    Thank you.

  • I've not have had an issue with this at least with 2.1.5 and 2.2.4 using AD Auth for WebGUI, Console, and OpenVPN login.
    My admin account has a period in between and I can authenticate just fine (tested with 2012 R2).

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