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Summary of Configuration Tasks for the SIM Authentication Module

Table 62 summarizes the configuration tasks associated with the SIM authentication module.

Table 62: Summary of Configuration Tasks for SIM Authentication Module

Task

Location of Detailed Information

Install and start Signalware.

SBR Carrier Installation Guide

Configure the SS7/IP network communication.

This is a multi-step process that includes:

  • Configuring the SS7 or SIGTRAN protocol stack
  • Configuring the MAP gateway application, which acts as a link between Steel-Belted Radius Carrier and the SS7 network by formatting and transmitting Mobile Access Part (MAP) requests to the Home Location Register (HLR) over the SS7 network. This configuration process includes:
    • Configuring the authGateway routing location information
    • Configuring the authGateway.conf File.
    • Configuring the authGateway startup information.
    • Configuring the GWrelay.conf file
    • Starting the GWrelay process
    • Configuring the ulcmmg.conf File.
  • Loading the MML configuration settings

SBR Carrier Installation Guide

Define the settings for authenticating Access-Request messages by configuring the gsmmap.gen file.

See "gsmmap.gen File" section in the SBR Carrier Reference Guide.

Configure the EAP authentication methods you want to use.

See "SIM/AKA Authentication" chapter in the SBR Carrier Reference Guide.

Optionally, configure Call Detail Record (CDR) accounting (cdracct.acc file).

See "CDR Accounting Plug-Ins" chapter in the SBR Carrier Reference Guide.

Optionally, if you are using an LDAP directory or SQL database to store subscriber credentials, configure the data accessors.

See "SQL Plug-Ins” and “LDAP Plug-Ins” chapters and “Using SQL Accessors” and “Using LDAP Accessors" sections in the SBR Carrier Reference Guide.

Optionally configure the special attribute handling features.

See “Assigning IP Addresses Based on APN” and “Adding Attributes to an Access-Accept" sections in the SBR Carrier Reference Guide.

Optionally, if you are interfacing with a Kineto UMA Network Controller (UNC), configure the SIM authentication module to properly handling the Kineto attributes.

See "Interfacing with a Kineto IP Network Controller" section in the SBR Carrier Reference Guide.

Modified: 2017-03-07