Authentication with radius



  • hello
    the configuration file clients.conf radius we have the following syntax
    Customer host.domainname
    (
    secret = motdepasseradius
    shortname alias =
    nastype = Other
    )
    in this file are given addresses of access points that have the right to access the radius server for authentication
    but what these attributes  secret shortname and nastype represent ?

    my access points can not access to the RADIUS server
    What should I change on the client file. conf
    thank



  • @tenso:

    hello
    the configuration file clients.conf radius we have the following syntax
    Customer host.domainname
    (
    secret = motdepasseradius
    shortname alias =
    nastype = Other
    )
    in this file are given addresses of access points that have the right to access the radius server for authentication
    but what these attributes  secret shortname and nastype represent ?

    my access points can not access to the RADIUS server
    What should I change on the client file. conf
    thank

    Ok. It goes like this:

    client 192.168.15.254 {
            secret          = yoursharedsecret
            shortname      = Hotel-California
    }

    First word is client and it is your access unit/server/AP/whatever. It is not customer, it is hard-coded and all radius servers have it.
    You can use host name but, please, don't. Use IP address.

    Brackets are curly - no other can be used (for freeradius) I don't have other radius server here so I can't check them now.

    Secret is a secret word (not known/shared/whatever to other people/systems) shared only between your client access unit/server/AP/whatever. Yes, you can use the same one for all your systems.

    Shortname is, well, shortname. Name your client as you wish.

    nastype=other is OK.

    Is that enough for get you started?

    Please read HOWTO's but feel free to ask.

    Sasa


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