Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15SY
TACACS+ over IPv6
Downloads: This chapterpdf (PDF - 121.0KB) The complete bookPDF (PDF - 1.52MB) | The complete bookePub (ePub - 1.16MB) | Feedback

TACACS+ over IPv6

TACACS+ over IPv6

Last Updated: November 13, 2012

An IPv6 server can be configured to be used with TACACS+.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest caveats and feature information, see Bug Search Tool and the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the feature information table at the end of this module.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Information About TACACS+ over IPv6

The TACACS+ security protocol provides centralized validation of users. TACACS+ services are maintained in a database on a TACACS+ daemon typically running on a UNIX or Windows NT workstation. You must have access to and must configure a TACACS+ server before the configured TACACS+ features on your devices are available.

TACACS+ provides for separate authentication, authorization, and accounting facilities. TACACS+ allows for a single access control server (the TACACS+ daemon) to provide each service (authentication, authorization, and accounting) independently. Each service is associated with its own database to take advantage of other services available on that server or on the network, depending on the capabilities of the daemon.

AAA over IPv6

Vendor-specific attributes (VSAs) are used to support AAA over IPv6. Cisco VSAs are inacl, outacl, prefix, and route.

You can configure prefix pools and pool names by using the AAA protocol. Customers can deploy an IPv6 RADIUS server or a TACACS+ server to communicate with Cisco devices.

TACACS+ Over an IPv6 Transport

An IPv6 server can be configured to use TACACS+. Both IPv6 and IPv4 servers can be configured to use TACACS+ using a name instead of an IPv4 or IPv6 address.

How to Configure TACACS+ over IPv6

Configuring the TACACS+ Server over IPv6

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    tacacs server name

4.    address ipv6 ipv6-address

5.    key [0 | 7] key-string

6.    port [number

7.    send-nat-address

8.    single-connection

9.    timeout seconds


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
tacacs server name


Example:

Router(config)# tacacs server server1

 

Configures the TACACS+ server for IPv6 and enters TACACS+ server configuration mode.

 
Step 4
address ipv6 ipv6-address


Example:

Router(config-server-tacacs)# address ipv6 2001:DB8:3333:4::5

 

Configures the IPv6 address of the TACACS+ server.

 
Step 5
key [0 | 7] key-string


Example:

Router(config-server-tacacs)# key 0 key1

 

Configures the per-server encryption key on the TACACS+ server.

 
Step 6
port [number


Example:

Router(config-server-tacacs)# port 12

 

Specifies the TCP port to be used for TACACS+ connections.

 
Step 7
send-nat-address


Example:

Router(config-server-tacacs)# send-nat-address

 

Sends a client's post-NAT address to the TACACS+ server.

 
Step 8
single-connection


Example:

Router(config-server-tacacs)# single-connection

 

Enables all TACACS packets to be sent to the same server using a single TCP connection.

 
Step 9
timeout seconds


Example:

Router(config-server-tacacs)# timeout 10

 

Configures the time to wait for a reply from the specified TACACS server.

 

Specifying the Source Address in TACACS+ Packets

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    ipv6 tacacs source-interface type number


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
ipv6 tacacs source-interface type number


Example:

Router(config)# ipv6 tacacs source-interface Ethernet 0/0

 

Specifies an interface to use for the source address in TACACS+ packets.

 

Configuring TACACS+ Server Group Options

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    aaa group server tacacs+ group-name

4.    server name server-name

5.    server-private {ip-address | name | ipv6-address} [nat] [single-connection] [port port-number] [timeout seconds] [key [0 | 7] string]


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
aaa group server tacacs+ group-name


Example:

Router(config)# aaa group server tacacs+ group1

 

Groups different TACACS+ server hosts into distinct lists and distinct methods.

 
Step 4
server name server-name


Example:

Router(config-sg-tacacs+)# server name server1

 

Specifies an IPv6 TACACS+ server.

 
Step 5
server-private {ip-address | name | ipv6-address} [nat] [single-connection] [port port-number] [timeout seconds] [key [0 | 7] string]


Example:

Router(config-sg-tacacs+)# server-private 2001:DB8:3333:4::5 port 19 key key1

 

Configures the IPv6 address of the private TACACS+ server for the group server.

 

Configuration Examples for TACACS+ over IPv6

Here is an example on how to configure TACACS+ over IPv6.

Example: Configuring the TACACS+ Server over IPv6

Device# show tacacs 

Tacacs+ Server: Server Name : server1 Server Address: FE80::200:F8FF:FE21:67CF Socket opens: 0 Socket closes: 0 Socket aborts: 0 Socket errors: 0 Socket Timeouts: 0 Failed Connect Attempts: 0 Total Packets Sent: 0 Total Packets Recv: 0

Additional References

Related Documents

Related Topic Document Title

IPv6 addressing and connectivity

IPv6 Configuration Guide

Commands

Cisco IOS Master Command List, All Releases

IPv6 commands

Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference

IPv6 features

CiscoIOS_IPv6_Feature_Mapping

Standards and RFCs

Standard/RFC Title

RFCs for IPv6

IPv6 RFCs

Technical Assistance

Description Link

The Cisco Support and Documentation website provides online resources to download documentation, software, and tools. Use these resources to install and configure the software and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. Access to most tools on the Cisco Support and Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

Feature Information for TACACS+ over IPv6

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Table 1 Feature Information for TACACS+ over IPv6
Feature Name Releases Feature Information

TACACS+ over IPv6

12.2(33)SXJ

12.2(58)SE

15.1(1)S

15.2(1)T

TACACS+ over IPv6 is supported.

The following commands were introduced or modified: aaa group server tacacs+, address ipv6 (TACACS+), ipv6 tacacs source-interface, key (TACACS+), port (TACACS+), send-nat-address, server name (IPv6 TACACS+), server-private (TACACS+), single-connection, tacacs server, timeout (TACACS+).

Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (1110R)

Any Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and phone numbers used in this document are not intended to be actual addresses and phone numbers. Any examples, command display output, network topology diagrams, and other figures included in the document are shown for illustrative purposes only. Any use of actual IP addresses or phone numbers in illustrative content is unintentional and coincidental.

© 2012 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.