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system radius



Release Information

This command was introduced prior to release 2.1.1.

Starting with release 4.3, you can issue this command with the provisioning privilege. In releases lower than release 4.3, you must have superuser privileges to issue this command.


This command configures the settings for connecting to a RADIUS server.


Table 1: RADIUS Configuration Parameters





attempts number

The number of attempts to contact a RADIUS server before attempting to contact the next configured RADIUS server

1 to 255


timeout seconds

The number of seconds the client waits for a response from the RADIUS server before sending another request to the RADIUS server

1 to 255


server ip_address

The IP address of the RADIUS server

A valid IP address in dotted decimal format (for example,


authentication-port number

The UDP port number to use

Note: The port number must not be changed from the default value.



shared-secret string

The authentication key used to connect to the RADIUS server and to encrypt user credentials

Note: The key on the RADIUS client and RADIUS server must match.

The key must be 6-256 case-sensitive alphanumeric characters


Additional Information

You can specify multiple RADIUS servers by issuing this command for each server. The BTI7800 attempts to connect to the first RADIUS server entered. If the BTI7800 fails to connect to the server after the specified number of attempts and timeouts, the BTI7800 tries the next server in the list, and so on.

Required Privilege Level

Related Documentation

  • show running-config system radius