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A

access lines    1
description    12
accesses    
configuring subscriptions    
SRC CLI
accounting    
basic RADIUS accounting plug-in
custom RADIUS accounting plug-ins
flat file accounting plug-ins
flexible RADIUS accounting plug-ins
anonymous subscriber
attributes    
RADIUS accounting
authenticated subscriber
authentication plug-ins    
configuring
types
authorization plug-ins    
configuring
types
 

B

basic RADIUS accounting plug-in    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
basic RADIUS authentication plug-in    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
 

C

captive portal    
preventing access to resources
classification scripts    
conditions    1
glob matching
joining
regular expression matching
configuring    
C-Web interface
descriptions
DHCP classification, C Series Controller    
conditions
configuring, SRC CLI
description
targets
interface classification, C Series Controller    
conditions
configuring, SRC CLI
description
empty policy    12
examples
how it works
targets
structure    
C-Web interface
subscriber classification, C Series Controller    
condition
configuring, SRC CLI
description
DHCP options
enterprise subscriber example
how it works
static IP subscriber example
subscriber group example
targets
target, C Series Controller    
definition
expressions
types
component interactions    
DHCP    
initial login
persistent login
subscriber account login
subscriber logout
enterprise subscribers    
login
remote session activation
PPP    
login
logout
static IP subscribers
subscription activation
subscription deactivation
conventions    
notice icons
text
COPS (Common Open Policy Service)    
DHCP interactions    
initial login
logout
persistent login
subscriber account login
interface startup interactions
PPP interactions    
login
logout
static IP subscriber interactions
subscription activation interactions
subscription deactivation interactions
custom RADIUS accounting plug-ins    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
custom RADIUS authentication plug-ins    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
customer support    1
contacting JTAC
 

D

default retailer authentication plug-ins    
configuring    
SRC CLI
default retailer DHCP authentication plug-ins    
configuring    
SRC CLI
denial-of-service attacks
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)    
address assignment
classification scripts.     See classification scripts    
options
profiles    
SRC CLI
subscribers    
login process
logout process
documentation    
comments on
 

E

enterprise    
description
enterprise subscribers    1
adding    
SRC CLI
enterprise subscribers, login process
event publishers    
configuring    
SRC CLI
default retailer authentication, configuring    
SRC CLI
default retailer DHCP authentication, configuring    
SRC CLI
description
retailer-specific
service-specific
virtual router-specific
external plug-ins    
configuring    
SRC CLI
 

F

file upload settings for log rotation    
configuring    
SRC CLI
flat file accounting plug-ins    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
configuring headers    
SRC CLI
flexible RADIUS accounting plug-ins    1
attributes, defining    
C-Web interface
configuring
RADIUS packets, defining
flexible RADIUS authentication plug-ins    1
attributes, defining    
C-Web interface
examples
configuring    
SRC CLI
RADIUS packets, defining    
SRC CLI
setting responses    
C-Web interface
FTP server for log rotation    
configuring    
SRC CLI    12
 

G

general properties    
configuring    
SRC CLI
 

H

HTTP proxy    12
HTTPS traffic
 

I

interface classification scripts.     See classification scripts    
interim accounting, configuring on SAE
internal plug-ins    
configuring    
SRC CLI
 

L

LDAP authentication plug-in    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
limiting subscribers plug-in    1
configuring    
SRC CLI
log rotation    
overview    
SRC CLI
logging    
redirect server
login events, description
login process    
enterprise
residential    12,  See also logout process, residential    
DHCP
PPP
summary
login registration    
configuring    
SRC CLI
logout process, residential    
DHCP
 

M

managers    
configuring    
SRC CLI
control over all retailers
management privileges
subscribers and subscriptions
manuals    
comments on
 

N

NAT (Network Address Translation)    
VPNs
notice icons
 

P

plug-ins    
activating service sessions
authentication    
configuring
authorization    
configuring
basic RADIUS accounting    1
configuring, SRC CLI
basic RADIUS authentication    1
configuring, SRC CLI
creating subscriber sessions
custom RADIUS accounting    1
configuring, SRC CLI
custom RADIUS authentication    1
configuring, SRC CLI
defining RADIUS packets    
SRC CLI
DHCP address assignment
event publishers.     See event publishers    
external    
configuring, SRC CLI
flat file accounting    1
configuring, SRC CLI
flexible RADIUS accounting    1
configuring
flexible RADIUS authentication    1
configuring, SRC CLI
internal    1
authorization
configuring RADIUS peers, SRC CLI
configuring, SRC CLI
customizing RADIUS packets
how they work
pool
RADIUS attributes, C-Web interface
tracking
LDAP authentication    1
configuring, SRC CLI
limiting subscribers    1
configuring, SRC CLI
state synchronization    
configuring, SRC CLI
tracking    
configuring, C-Web interface
service sessions
subscriber sessions
policy groups    
empty    12
policy management    
external policy system    12
PPP subscribers    
login process
Web login
prevention, use of unauthorized resources
protocols    
routing
proxy HTTP    12
proxy request management
public addresses, VPNs
 

Q

QoS tracking plug-in
 

R

RADIUS accounting    
attributes
description
RADIUS attributes    
defining in RADIUS plug-ins    
C-Web interface
examples, defining in RADIUS plug-ins    
C-Web interface
RADIUS client library, custom RADIUS plug-ins
RADIUS packets, customizing in plug-ins
RADIUS peers    
configuring in plug-ins    
SRC CLI
RADIUS plug-ins    1,  See also plug-ins    
authentication
UDP port
redirect server    
assessing load    
C-Web interface
configuration statements    
SRC CLI
configuring    
SRC CLI
configuring DNS server for    
SRC CLI
configuring HTTP proxy support    
SRC CLI
configuring redundant    
SRC CLI
directory connection    
SRC CLI
failover
file extensions    
SRC CLI
logging
number of requests    
SRC CLI
protection against denial-of-service attacks
redundancy    123
static route to router
traffic definition    
SRC CLI
verifying    
SRC CLI
redundancy    
redirect server
residential subscribers    1
adding    
SRC CLI
login process.     See login process    
retailers    
subscribers    1
adding, SRC CLI
router subscribers    1
adding    
SRC CLI
routing instances    
VPNs
routing scheme
 

S

SAE (service activation engine)    
classification scripts.     See classification scripts    
login events
login process.     See login process    
SAE (service activation engine), configuring    
interim accounting    
SRC CLI
login registration    
SRC CLI
multiple logins from same IP address    
SRC CLI
reduce reported session time    
SRC CLI
session reactivation timers    
SRC CLI
time for MAC address in cache    
SRC CLI
unauthenticated user DN    
SRC CLI
service activation engine.     See SAE    
service sessions    
activate-on-login    12
activating and tracking
activating with Web application
enterprise, remote activation
sites    123
subscriber    1
adding, SRC CLI
state synchronization plug-in interface    
configuring    
SRC CLI
static IP subscribers, login process
static routing
subscriber classification scripts.     See classification scripts    
subscriber folders    1
adding    
SRC CLI
subscriber sessions    
activating with Web application
creating and tracking
enterprise, creating and activating
subscribers    
3gpp attributes (Gx router driver)    
configuring, SRC CLI
adding    
SRC CLI
enterprise    1
adding, SRC CLI
inheriting properties
inheriting subscriptions
residential    1
adding, SRC CLI
retailer    1
adding, SRC CLI
router    1
adding, SRC CLI
sessions
sites    1
adding, SRC CLI
types
subscriptions    1
access, configuring    
SRC CLI
an orderly deactivation, activation order, specifying    
SRC CLI
configuring    
SRC CLI
multiple per subscriber
support, technical     See technical support    
 

T

targets.     See classification scripts    
technical support    
contacting JTAC
text conventions defined
tracking plug-ins    1
configuring    
C-Web interface
 

U

UDP ports    
RADIUS plug-ins
User Datagram Protocol.     See UDP    
 

V

validating    
VPNs
virtual private networks.     See VPNs    
VPNs (virtual private networks)    
adding    
SRC CLI
configuration requirements
configuration statements
extranet clients, modifying    
SRC CLI
invalid subscriptions
modifying
routing schemes
using NAT
validating

Subscriptions and Activations

Each subscriber purchases a set of services; this purchase is known as a subscription. Information about the subscriptions is stored in the directory and is used by a residential service selection portal application to generate controls that enable the subscriber to:

  • Activate and deactivate subscriptions.
  • Subscribe to services.
  • Configure subscriptions to be automatically activated.

The service selection application can be either a Web application or an API. When the service selection application is a Web application, the controls are webpages with buttons and links to click on (see Figure 13 and Figure 14). However, the service selection application provides an open API that makes it possible to build applications that are controlled by mechanisms other than webpages. For instance, customers can build service selection applications that are controlled by applications running in the system tray area of the Windows task bar. This deployment consolidates the control of subscribers’ active network services and the speed of their Internet connection, along with their control of other aspects of their PC, such as the clock settings and audio volumes.

Figure 13: Service Activation Page

Service Activation Page

Figure 14: Subscription Activation Page

Subscription Activation Page

Many of the activation and deactivation interactions work in the same way, whether the subscriber is a residential subscriber or an enterprise subscriber. However, some interactions apply only to enterprise subscribers.

Subscription Activation Interactions

Clicking a button on the webpage to activate a service session causes the SAE to download the policies associated with the service to the subscriber’s IP interface on the router. Figure 15 shows the interactions among the components shown in Residential Subscriber Login and Processes during the activation process. This scenario assumes that the subscriber has already logged in.

Figure 15: Subscription Activation

Subscription Activation

The activation sequence is as follows:

  1. Before the subscription is activated, the subscriber makes a request to the corresponding subscription resource in the service-controlled area.
  2. A default policy that matches the request on the router causes the router to redirect the request to the SAE.
  3. The SAE responds to the request with a help desk webpage, requesting that the subscriber activate the subscription before trying to access the resource.
  4. The subscriber clicks a button on the service selection portal webpage, requesting the activation of the subscription.
  5. The SAE sends a COPS or BEEP decision (DEC) message to the router, requesting the installation of policies for the subscription on the subscriber’s IP interface on the router, as well as service session information.

    At start time, the SAE loads all services and policy templates from the directory. At activation time, the policy templates for the service are instantiated with values that are determined at activation, such as the subscriber’s IP address. The router stores session information so that if the SAE fails, the subscribers can continue using their active subscriptions. If the SAE fails, the router connects to a backup SAE. The backup SAE synchronizes all session information and then takes over management of all active subscribers on the router.

  6. The router responds with a report (RPT) message acknowledging the decision message.
  7. The SAE sends an accounting start message to the RADIUS server.
  8. The RADIUS server acknowledges the accounting start message.
  9. The SAE responds to the subscriber’s activation request, indicating that the subscription is active.
  10. The subscriber may now retry the request for access to the controlled resource.
  11. This time, the request to the controlled resource matches the policy from the newly activated subscription, so the router allows the request to be routed normally. Depending on the policy, the router may also apply QoS processing.
  12. If interim accounting is enabled, the SAE periodically sends a decision message requesting usage data.
  13. The router responds with a report message that contains usage data for the subscription. The usage data consists of the number of bytes and packets that the policies processed for the subscription.
  14. The SAE stores the usage data in interim accounting records in the RADIUS server.
  15. The RADIUS server acknowledges the interim accounting record.

Subscription Deactivation Interactions

Clicking a button on the webpage to deactivate a service causes the SAE to request that the router remove the policies for the service from the subscriber’s IP interface on the router.

Figure 16 shows the interactions among the components shown in Residential Subscriber Login and Processes during the subscription deactivation process. This scenario assumes that the subscriber has already logged in.

Figure 16: Subscription Deactivation

Subscription Deactivation

The deactivation sequence is as follows:

  1. The subscriber sends a request to deactivate a subscription to a resource in the service-controlled area.
  2. The request matches a policy that allows the request to be forwarded to the resource in the service-controlled area.
  3. The subscriber clicks on a field on a webpage to request that the SAE deactivate the subscription.
  4. As a result, the SAE sends a COPS or BEEP decision (DEC) message to the router to remove policies for the subscription from the subscriber interface and the service session from memory.
  5. The router acknowledges the decision message with a report (RPT) message that contains service usage. The usage is the number of bytes and packets that the policies processed for the subscription.
  6. An accounting stop record that includes the subscription usage information is written in the RADIUS server.
  7. The RADIUS server acknowledges the accounting message.
  8. The SAE sends a message to the subscriber, informing the subscriber that the subscription has been deactivated.
  9. Because the policy for the subscription was removed from the subscriber interface on the router, any request for access is directed to the SAE.
  10. The subscriber may now retry to request access to the controlled resource.
  11. As was the case before the subscription was activated, the SAE generates a help desk webpage response that is relayed to the subscriber.

Related Documentation

Modified: 2016-05-27