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Attribute Screening for Access Requests

Attribute Screening for Access Requests

Last Updated: October 1, 2012

The Attribute Screening for Access Requests feature allows you to configure your network access server (NAS) to filter attributes in outbound Access Requests to the RADIUS server for purposes of authentication or authorization.

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Prerequisites for Attribute Screening for Access Requests

  • You must be familiar with configuring attribute lists.

Restrictions for Attribute Screening for Access Requests

  • Attributes 1 (Username), 2 (User-Password), and 3 (Chap-Password) cannot be filtered.

Information About Attribute Screening for Access Requests

Configuring an NAS to Filter Attributes in Outbound Access Requests

The Attribute Screening for Access Requests feature allows you to configure your NAS to filter attributes in outbound Access Requests to the RADIUS server for purposes of authentication or authorization. The filters can be configured on the NAS, or they can be downloaded via downloadable vendor-specific attributes (VSAs) from the authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server.

The following are some examples of the downloadable VSAs:

Cisco:Cisco-Avpair="ppp-authen-type=chap"
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair="ppp-authen-list=group 1"
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair="ppp-author-list=group 1"
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair="vpdn:tunnel-id=B53"
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair="vpdn:ip-addresses=10.0.58.35"

Note


You must be aware of which attributes you want to filter. Filtering certain key attributes can result in authentication failure (for example, attribute 60 should not be filtered).

How to Configure Attribute Screening for Access Requests

Configuring Attribute Screening for Access Requests

or

accounting [request | reply] [accept | reject] listname

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    radius-server attribute list listname

4.    attribute value1 [value2[value3 ...]]

5.    aaa group server radius group-name

6.   Do one of the following:

  • authorization [request | reply][accept | reject] listname
  • accounting [request | reply] [accept | reject] listname


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
radius-server attribute list listname


Example:

Router (config)# radius-server attribute list attrlist

 

Defines an attribute list.

 
Step 4
attribute value1 [value2[value3 ...]]


Example:

Router (config)# attribute 6-10, 12

 

Adds attributes to an accept or reject list.

 
Step 5
aaa group server radius group-name


Example:

Router (config)# aaa group server radius rad1

 

Applies the attribute list to the AAA server group and enters server-group configuration mode.

 
Step 6
Do one of the following:
  • authorization [request | reply][accept | reject] listname
  • accounting [request | reply] [accept | reject] listname


Example:

Router (config-sg-radius)# authorization request accept attrlist



Example:



Example:



Example:

Router (config-sg-radius)# accounting request accept attrlist

 

Filters attributes in outbound Access Requests to the RADIUS server for purposes of authentication or authorization.

  • The request keyword defines filters for outgoing authorization Access Requests.
  • The reply keyword defines filters for incoming authorization Accept and Reject packets and for outgoing accounting requests.
 

Configuring a Router to Support Downloadable Filters

To configure your router to support downloadable filters, perform the following steps.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    aaa authorization template

4.    aaa authorization network default group radius

5.    radius-server attribute list list-name

6.    attribute value1 [value2 [value3...]]


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 authorization template


Example:

Router (config)# aaa authorization template

 

Enables usage of a local or remote customer template on the basis of Virtual Private Network (VPN) routing and forwarding (VRF).

 
Step 4
aaa authorization network default group radius


Example:

Router (config)# aaa authorization network default group radius

 

Sets parameters that restrict user access to a network.

 
Step 5
radius-server attribute list list-name


Example:

Router (config)# radius-server attribute list attlist

 

Defines an accept or reject list name.

 
Step 6
attribute value1 [value2 [value3...]]


Example:

Router (config)# attribute 10-14, 24

 

Adds attributes to an accept or reject list.

 

Troubleshooting Tips

If attribute filtering is not working, ensure that the attribute list is properly defined.

Monitoring and Maintaining Attribute Filtering for Access Requests

To monitor and maintain attribute filtering, you can use the debug radiuscommand.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    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 radius


Example:

Router# debug radius

 

Displays information associated with RADIUS, including filtering information.

 

Configuration Examples for Attribute Filtering for Access Requests

Attribute Filtering for Access Requests Example

The following example shows that the attributes 30-31 that are defined in "all-attr" will be rejected in all outbound Access Request messages:

aaa group server radius ras
 server 172.19.192.238 auth-port 1745 acct-port 1746
 authorization request reject all-attr
!
.
.
.
radius-server attribute list all-attr
 attribute 30-31
!
.
.
.

Attribute Filtering User Profile Example

The following is a sample user profile after attribute filtering has been configured for Access Requests:

cisco.com Password = "cisco"
Service-Type = Framed,
Framed-Protocol = PPP,
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = :1:"rad-serv=172.19.192.87 key rad123",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = :1:"rad-serv-filter=authorization request reject range1",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = :1:"rad-serv-filter=accounting request reject range1",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "ppp-authen-type=chap"
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "ppp-authen-list=group 1",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "ppp-author-list=group 1",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "ppp-acct-list=start-stop group 1",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:tunnel-id=B53",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:tunnel-type=l2tp",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:ip-addresses=10.0.58.35",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:l2tp-tunnel-password=cisco"
user2@cisco.com
Service-Type = Outbound,
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:tunnel-id=B53",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:tunnel-type=l2tp",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:ip-addresses=10.0.58.35",
Cisco:Cisco-Avpair = "vpdn:l2tp-tunnel-password=cisco"

When a session for user2@cisco.com "comes up" at the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Network Server (LNS)--as is shown above--because the aaa authorization template command has been configured, a RADIUS request is sent to the server for Cisco.com. The server then sends an Access Accept message if authentication is successful, along with the VSAs that are configured as part of the Cisco.com profile. If filters are configured as part of the Cisco.com profile, these filters will be parsed and applied to the RADIUS requests for user2@cisco.com.

In the above profile example, filter range1 has been applied to the authorization and accounting requests.

debug radius Command Example

If the attribute you are trying to filter is rejected, you will see an debug radius output statement similar to the following:

RADIUS: attribute 31 rejected

If you try to filter an attribute that cannot be filtered, you will see an output statement similar to the following:

RADIUS: attribute 1 cannot be rejected

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Feature Information for Attribute Screening for Access Requests

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.

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Table 1 Feature Information for Attribute Screening for Access Requests

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

Attribute Screening for Access Requests

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.1

This feature was introduced on the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers.

The Attribute Screening for Access Requests feature allows a network access server (NAS) to be configured to filter attributes in outbound Access Requests to the RADIUS server for purposes of authentication or authorization.

The following commands were introduced or modified by this feature: authorization (server-group).

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