Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) is a networking protocol that provides centralized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) management for computers to connect and use a network service.

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What does the RADIUS server do in a WPA2 Enterprise setup?

I'd like to upgrade my WiFi from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Enterprise" mode because I know that in principle, on a WiFi secured with "WPA2 Personal", devices who know the PSK can sniff on each other's ...
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Does 802.1X and RADIUS prevent rogue APs?

I was discussing with a colleague today and he seemed to think that if you use 802.1X it allows users to realise if they are connecting to a rogue access point. I dont understand this though, surely ...
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Is there an open source software to run a 802.1x authenticator (ie. NAS) within Linux? [closed]

I have the following setup: ____________ [Windows PC1] ---------| | | Linux Box |----------[Internet] [Windows PC2] ---------|____________| ...
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How to see on witch Access Point I am connected that is setup on RADIUS server?

There are some access point with the same name of SSID in my office. All of them are setup on RADIUS server, with Authentication Method: WPA2-Enterprise. How to see on witch Access Point I'm ...
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Can I use RADIUS for strongswan - psk configured?

I'm a beginner for the strongswan server. And I was looking through the configuration examples from the strongswan.org. It seems the strongswan server should be configured to use EAP authentication ...
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What is required to authenticate user against RADIUS server

I am trying to build a captive portal for my wireless network. For the captive portal, I will be using a linksys router flashed with dd-wrt firmware (with chillispot). For the authentication, I will ...
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Using OpenSSH Server without local user

Currently I've noticed when I use the OpenSSH Server with PAM and for instance RADIUS while I can get the user to authenticate successfully with PAM, I still need a local user account in /etc/passwd, ...
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Radiusd keeps getting restarted by launchd

I am reading these errors in the system log file. I have researched this introduction to radius in order to find a solution as to why Radiusd keeps getting restarted by launchd, but I haven't found a ...
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Public wifi, role of the firewall/gateway?

On a public wifi, like the type you find at an airport, when an unauthenticated user first connects to the network is it the gateway which detects they are unauthorised or the AAA server located ...
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Authenticate WiFi with certificate instead of password

Is it possible (read done without a massive amount of work) to set up a wireless network that checks for a certificate instead of asking for a password? To be clear: I would like to download a ...
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Wifi Multi-AP Roaming, connected to single authentication server

We are thinking of setting up a configuration where 10 or so wifi APs are setup in our building all with the same SSID for roaming, connected to a wired ethernet for backhaul. Our solution requires a ...
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pfSense OpenVPN Server uses PAP Authentication…is this secure?

I have followed many guides online including: http://blog.stefcho.eu/?p=545 I'm setting up openvpn and radius authentication on a pfsense box. All the guides suggest to use PAP authentication. I'm ...
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RADIUS and Active Directory

I have an ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless Access Point. It has the option for a RADIUS server. Does this work the same with Active Directory? I have Windows Server 2012 R2 DC and it has the LDAP service ...
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In the context of using RADIUS for WPA2 enterprise, what does a “client certificate” mean, if anything?

I'm trying to set up a RADIUS server for WPA2 enterprise authentication. I'm new to all this. I understand that the server has a "server certificate", which I assume plays a role similar to that ...
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What EAP type to use on Public Wifi 802.1X?

I understand you cannot use EAP-TLS for public wifi because the clients will not have their own certificates, therefore what EAP do you use, so that mutual authentication can take place?
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UDP tunneling over SSH does not work

I want to have UDP tunneling port:1812 (radius accounting ) over SSH. I use CentOS (radius server) and open-wrt (radius client). I did the same commands as follows but still it doen't forward ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro forgets network credentails

At my university we got a wireless network with the following properties: Every user has to login with a username and a password. The authentication is based on RADIUS as far as I know. The network ...
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how to make a server work as NPS and RADIUS server?

i have one server " with windows server 2012 operating system" and i want this server to work as DNS, DHCP, NPS( Network Policy Server), RADIUS. can anyone give links or books that can help me ...
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OpenWRT WPA2-Enterprise & RADIUS - config is not applied

i'm currently using OpenWrt Backfire 10.03 on an Asus WL-500G Premium v1. Scenario is like that: AP should connect to a RADIUS server via wired ethernet and perform authentication requests. I'm ...
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Is it possible to have a proxy Freeradius Server and Log users

I have a normal router in my home and I want to use FreeRadius. I want to make a proxy in my system any traffic from any devices connected to the router must flow through my PC. Also. that should be ...
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Does RADIUS monitor billing info for public wifi hotspots?

Im just trying to work out where in the wireless hotspot architecture one would conduct billing and user account monitoring?