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RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

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RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

The RADIUS Attribute 5 (NAS-Port) Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level feature allows configurations to be customized for different RADIUS server groups. This flexibility allows customized network access server- (NAS-) port formats to be used instead of global formats.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see 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 document.

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Prerequisites for RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

  • You must be running a Cisco IOS image that contains the authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) component.

Information About RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

RADIUS Attribute 5 Format Customization

Prior to Cisco IOS Release 12.3(14)T, Cisco IOS software allowed RADIUS attributes that were sent in access requests or accounting requests to be customized on a global basis. You could customize how each configurable attribute should function when communicating with a RADIUS server. Since the implementation of server groups, global attribute configurations were not flexible enough to address the different customizations that were required to support the various RADIUS servers with which a router might be interacting. For example, if you configured the global radius-server attribute nas-port format commandoption, every service on the router that interacted with a RADIUS server was used in the same way.

Effective with Cisco IOS Release 12.3(14)T, you can configure your router to support override flexibility for per-server groups. You can configure services to use specific named methods for different service types on a RADIUS server. The service types can be set to use their own respective service groups. This flexibility allows customized NAS-port formats to be used instead of the global formats.

How to Configure RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

Configuring the RADIUS Attribute 5 Format on a Per-Server Group Level

To configure your router to support the RADIUS Attribute 5 format on a per-server group level, perform the following steps.


Note


To use this per-server group capability, you must actively use a named method list within your services. You can configure one client to use a specific named method while other clients use the default format.


Before You Begin

Before performing these steps, you should first configure method lists for AAA as is applicable for your situation.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    aaa group server radius group-name

    4.    server ip-address [auth-port port-number] [acct-port port-number]

    5.    attribute nas-port format format-type [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 radius group-name


    Example:
    Router (config)# aaa group server radius radius1
     

    Groups different RADIUS server hosts into distinct lists and distinct methods and enters server-group configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 server ip-address [auth-port port-number] [acct-port port-number]


    Example:
    Router (server-group)# server 172.101.159.172 auth-port 1645 acct-port 1646
     

    Configures the IP address of the RADIUS server for the group server.

     
    Step 5 attribute nas-port format format-type [string]


    Example:
    Router (server-group)# attribute nas-port format d
     

    Configures a service to use specific named methods for different service types.

    • The service types can be set to use their own respective server groups.
     

    Monitoring and Maintaining RADIUS Attribute 5 Format on a Per-Server Group Level

    To monitor and maintain RADIUS Attribute 5 Format on a Per-Server Group Level, perform the following steps (the debug commands may be used separately):

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    debug aaa sg-server selection

      3.    debug radius


    DETAILED STEPS
        Command or Action Purpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Router> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.
       
      Step 2 debug aaa sg-server selection


      Example:
      Router# debug aaa sg-server selection
       

      Displays information about why the RADIUS and TACACS+ server group system in a router is choosing a particular server.

       
      Step 3 debug radius


      Example:
      Router# debug radius
       

      Displays information showing that a server group has been selected for a particular request.

       

      Configuration Examples for RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

      RADIUS Attribute 5 Format Specified on a Per-Server Level Example

      The following configuration example shows a leased-line PPP client that has chosen to send no RADIUS Attribute 5 while the default is to use format F:\tips-migration

      interface Serial2/0
       no ip address
       encapsulation ppp
       ppp accounting SerialAccounting
       ppp authentication pap
      aaa accounting network default start-stop group radius
      aaa accounting network SerialAccounting start-stop group group1
      aaa group server radius group1
       server 10.101.159.172 auth-port 1645 acct-port 1646
       attribute nas-port none
      radius-server host 10.101.159.172 auth-port 1645 acct-port 1646
      radius-server attribute nas-port format d

      Additional References

      The following sections provide references related to RADIUS Vendor-Specific Attributes (VSA) and RADIUS Disconnect-Cause Attribute Values.

      Related Documents

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      Cisco IOS commands

      Cisco IOS Master Commands List, All Releases

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      Cisco IOS Security Command Reference

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      Cisco IOS XE Security Configuration Guide: Securing User Services , Release 2

      Security Server Protocols

      Security Server Protocols section of the Cisco IOS XE Security Configuration Guide: Securing User Services , Release 2

      RADIUS Configuration

      Configuring RADIUS feature module.

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      Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet Draft: Network Access Servers Requirements

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      Feature Information for RADIUS Attribute 5 NAS-Port Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

      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 RADIUS Attribute 5 (NAS-Port) Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      RADIUS Attribute 5 (NAS-Port) Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level

      Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9S

      The RADIUS Attribute 5 (NAS-Port) Format Specified on a Per-Server Group Level feature allows configurations to be customized for different RADIUS server groups. This flexibility allows customized network access server- (NAS-) port formats to be used instead of global formats.

      The following commands were introduced or modifieF:\tips-migration attribute nas-port format.