Activating Subscriber Service Sessions Using RADIUS

To use RADIUS to activate subscriber service sessions, you create a RADIUS record that includes the Activate-Service VSA. For the RADIUS login method, this RADIUS record is used by the Access-Accept message to start Service Manager and activate the service when the subscriber logs in.

For the RADIUS COA method, the service provider uses a COA-Request message to activate and deactivate the service for the subscriber who is already logged in.

To configure a service session that will be activated by RADIUS:

  1. Create the RADIUS record for the subscriber and service:
    • For RADIUS login—Create the RADIUS record for the subscriber and include the Activate-Service VSA in the record. Specify values for the parameters defined in the service template name of the definition macro file.
    • For RADIUS COA—Format the COA message to create the RADIUS record for the subscriber. Include the Activate-Service VSA in the record. Optionally, include the Deactivate-Service VSA if the subscriber has an active service session that you want to deactivate. Specify values for the parameters defined in the service template name of the definition macro file.

      Note: You specify the parameter values in the order in which the parameters appear in the template name of the service definition file. For example, in the tiered service that is defined in the sample service definition macro file in Creating Service Definitions, the template name is:

      <# tiered(inputBW, outputBW) #>

      For the RADIUS Activate-Service VSA, you specify values for the input and output bandwidth:

      tiered(1280000, 5120000)
  2. Specify optional VSAs for the service session as needed:
    • Service-Volume
    • Service-Timeout
    • Service-Statistics

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