EdgeRouter - RADIUS User Authentication


Readers will learn how to implement RADIUS authentication for user logins.

Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
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Adding the RADIUS Authentication Method

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CLI: Access the command line interface (CLI). You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.

1. Enter configuration mode.


2. Define the location and settings of the RADIUS authentication server (replace <secret> with your desired passphrase).

set system login radius-server <server-ip> port 1812
set system login radius-server <server-ip> secret <secret>
set system login radius-server <server-ip> timeout 5
NOTE: The EdgeMAX platform currently requires that all remote RADIUS users are also present as local administrator accounts on the device. The passwords do not have to match however.

3. Commit the changes and save the configuration.

commit ; save

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