provide RADIUS authentication
login_radius utility contacts a RADIUS
server to authenticate a user. If no
class is specified, the login class will be obtained
from the password database.
When executed as the name
login_radius will request that the RADIUS server use
the authentication specified by style.
The options are as follows:
- Debug mode. Output is sent to the standard output instead of the BSD Authentication backchannel.
- Specify the service. Currently only
- This option and its value are ignored.
login_radius utility needs to know a
shared secret for each RADIUS server it talks to. Shared secrets are stored
in the file /etc/raddb/servers with the format:
It is expected that rather than requesting the RADIUS style
directly (in which case the server uses a default style) that
login_radius will be linked to the various
mechanisms desired. For instance, to have all CRYPTOCard and ActivCard
authentication take place on a remote server via the radius protocol, remove
the login_activ and
login_crypto modules and link
login_radius to both of those names. Now when the
user requests one of those authentication styles,
login_radius will automatically forward the request
to the remote RADIUS server and request it do the requested style of
login_radius utility uses the
following RADIUS-specific /etc/login.conf
- Port name or number to connect to on the RADIUS server.
- Hostname of the RADIUS server to contact.
- Alternate RADIUS server to use when the primary is not responding.
- Comma-separated list of authentication styles that the RADIUS server knows
about. If the user's authentication style is in this list the challenge
will be provided by the RADIUS server. If not,
login_radiuswill prompt the user for the password before sending the request (along with the password) to the RADIUS server.
- Number of seconds to wait for a response from the RADIUS server. Defaults to 2 seconds.
- Number of times to attempt to contact the RADIUS server before giving up (or falling back to the alternate server if there is one). Defaults to 6 tries.
- login configuration database
- list of RADIUS servers and their associated shared secrets
login(1), login.conf(5), radiusd(8)
C. Rigney, S. Willens, A. Rubens, and W. Simpson, Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS), RFC 2865, June 2000.
login_radius to function, the
/etc/raddb directory must be owned by group
“_radius” and have group-execute permissions. Likewise, the
/etc/raddb/servers file must be readable by group