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Setting Up External Database Connectivity (Optional)


If the Steel-Belted Radius Carrier server or hosts support use an external database for authentication, verify that it is a supported database, and if necessary, set up the server:

  • On a Solaris machine, Oracle 10, 11, and 12 are supported; versions 10.2.0, 11.2.0, and are recommended.

    On a Linux machine, Oracle 11 and 12 are supported; versions 11.2.0 and 12.2.0 are recommended.

    The SBR Carrier server must be configured as a client of the Oracle server before installing SBR Carrier, and the Oracle server location is used during installation.

    Follow the directions in the Oracle documentation to install and configure the client, and record this information to use while installing SBR Carrier software:

    1. Record the path to the local Oracle Home directory (for example:


    2. Record the path to the local Oracle shared library (for example:


    3. Record the path to the local TNS_ADMIN (for example:


  • The JDBC plug-in has been tested with Oracle on Solaris and the JDBC plug-in for MySQL.