Configuring RADIUS Authentication (NSM Procedure)

To use RADIUS authentication, you must configure at least one RADIUS server. Configuring RADIUS authentication involves identifying the RADIUS server, specifying the secret (password) of the RADIUS server, and setting the source address of the device's RADIUS requests to the loopback address of the device.

To configure RADIUS authentication:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure RADIUS authentication.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select System > Radius Server.
  4. Add or modify Radius settings as specified in Table 5.
  5. Click one:
    • New—Adds a new RADIUS server.
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

Table 5: RADIUS Authentication Configuration Details

Option

Function

Your Action

Name

Specifies the IP address of the RADIUS server.

Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server.

Secret

Specifies the shared secret (password) of the RADIUS server. The secret is stored as an encrypted value in the configuration database.

Enter the shared secret of the RADIUS server.

Source Address

Specifies the source address to be included in the RADIUS server requests by the device. In most cases, you can use the loopback address of the device.

Enter the loopback address of the device.

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