1. Introduction to Radiator® AAA Server

This document describes how to install and configure the Radiator® AAA Server (later Radiator) from Radiator Software.
RADIUS is the de facto standard protocol for authenticating users and recording accounting information. It is commonly used by Wireless Access Points (APs), Terminal Servers, and Network Access Servers (NAS), whenever a user logs on and off network access devices or dial-up Internet service. It is supported and used by most vendors, such as Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, Ruckus, Aruba, Alcatel-Lucent, 3Com, and US Robotics. See RFCs 2865 and 2866 for more details about the RADIUS protocol.
Radiator is a highly configurable and extensible RADIUS, TACACS+, and Diameter server that allows you to easily customise and control how to authenticate users and record accounting information. You can easily integrate Radiator with current and legacy systems and software. Radiator includes special features not found in other servers, such as user name rewriting and vendor-specific RADIUS attributes.
Radiator can authenticate users from passwords held in:
Radiator can record user accounting information in:
Radiator provides external interfaces for the following protocols:
Radiator works with a wide range of EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) methods, such as the following:
Radiator runs on the following platforms:
Radiator is written entirely in Perl and is therefore highly portable. Full source code is supplied.
You need to be familiar with system administration to install Radiator. You also need to have a basic understanding of RADIUS and your network's authentication and accounting requirements in order to configure RADIUS.
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