TACACS+ Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15S
Per VRF for TACACS Servers
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Per VRF for TACACS Servers

The Per VRF for TACACS+ Servers feature allows per virtual route forwarding (per VRF) to be configured for authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) on TACACS+ servers.

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Prerequisites for Per VRF for TACACS Servers

  • TACACS+ server access is required.
  • Experience configuring TACACS+, AAA and per VRF AAA, and group servers is necessary.

Restrictions for Per VRF for TACACS Servers

  • The VRF instance must be specified before per VRF for a TACACS+ server is configured.

Information About Per VRF for TACACS Servers

Per VRF for TACACS Servers Overview

The Per VRF for TACACS+ Servers feature allows per VRF AAA to be configured on TACACS+ servers. Prior to Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)T, this functionality was available only on RADIUS servers.

How to Configure Per VRF for TACACS Servers

Configuring Per VRF on a TACACS Server

The initial steps in this procedure are used to configure AAA and a server group, create a VRF routing table, and configure an interface. Steps 10 through 13 are used to configure the per VRF on a TACACS+ server feature:

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    ip vrf vrf-name

    4.    rd route-distinguisher

    5.    exit

    6.    interface interface-name

    7.    ip vrf forwarding vrf-name

    8.    ip address ip-address mask [secondary]

    9.    exit

    10.    aaa group server tacacs+ group-name

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

    12.    ip vrf forwarding vrf-name

    13.    ip tacacs source-interface subinterface-name

    14.    exit


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 ip vrf vrf-name


    Example:
    Router (config)# ip vrf cisco
     

    Configures a VRF table and enters VRF configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 rd route-distinguisher


    Example:
    Router (config-vrf)# rd 100:1
     

    Creates routing and forwarding tables for a VRF instance.

     
    Step 5 exit


    Example:
    Router (config-vrf)# exit
     

    Exits VRF configuration mode.

     
    Step 6 interface interface-name


    Example:
    Router (config)# interface Loopback0
     

    Configures an interface and enters interface configuration mode.

     
    Step 7 ip vrf forwarding vrf-name


    Example:
    Router (config-if)# ip vrf forwarding cisco
     

    Configures a VRF for the interface.

     
    Step 8 ip address ip-address mask [secondary]


    Example:
    Router (config-if)# ip address 10.0.0.2 255.0.0.0
     

    Sets a primary or secondary IP address for an interface.

     
    Step 9 exit


    Example:
    Router (config-if)# exit
     

    Exits interface configuration mode.

     
    Step 10 aaa group server tacacs+ group-name


    Example:
    Router (config)# aaa group server tacacs+ tacacs1
     

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

     
    Step 11 server-private {ip-address | name} [nat] [single-connection] [port port-number] [timeout seconds] [key [0 | 7] string]


    Example:
    Router (config-sg-tacacs+)# server-private 10.1.1.1 port 19 key cisco
     

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

     
    Step 12 ip vrf forwarding vrf-name


    Example:
    Router (config-sg-tacacs+)# ip vrf forwarding cisco
     

    Configures the VRF reference of a AAA TACACS+ server group.

     
    Step 13 ip tacacs source-interface subinterface-name


    Example:
    Router (config-sg-tacacs+)# ip tacacs source-interface Loopback0
     

    Uses the IP address of a specified interface for all outgoing TACACS+ packets.

     
    Step 14 exit


    Example:
    Router (config-sg-tacacs)# exit
     

    Exits server-group configuration mode.

     

    Verifying Per VRF for TACACS Servers

    To verify the per VRF TACACS+ configuration, perform the following steps:


    Note


    The debug commands may be used in any order.


    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    debug tacacs authentication

      3.    debug tacacs authorization

      4.    debug tacacs accounting

      5.    debug tacacs packets


    DETAILED STEPS
        Command or Action Purpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Router> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.
       
      Step 2 debug tacacs authentication


      Example:
      Router# debug tacacs authentication
       

      Displays information about AAA/TACACS+ authentication.

       
      Step 3 debug tacacs authorization


      Example:
      Router# debug tacacs authorization
       

      Displays information about AAA/TACACS+ authorization.

       
      Step 4 debug tacacs accounting


      Example:
      Router# debug tacacs accounting
       

      Displays information about accountable events as they occur.

       
      Step 5 debug tacacs packets


      Example:
      Router# debug tacacs packets
       

      Displays information about TACACS+ packets.

       

      Configuration Examples for Per VRF for TACACS Servers

      Configuring Per VRF for TACACS Servers Example

      The following output example shows that the group server tacacs1 is configured for per VRF AAA services:

      aaa group server tacacs+ tacacs1
          server-private 10.1.1.1 port 19 key cisco
          ip vrf forwarding cisco
          ip tacacs source-interface Loopback0
        ip vrf cisco
         rd 100:1
        interface Loopback0
         ip address 10.0.0.2 255.0.0.0
         ip vrf forwarding cisco

      Additional References

      The following sections provide references related to Per VRF for TACACS+ Servers..

      Related Documents

      Related Topic

      Document Title

      Configuring TACACS+

      Configuring TACACS+ module.

      Per VRF AAA

      Per VRF AAA module.

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      Cisco IOS Security Command Reference

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      Feature Information for Per VRF for TACACS Servers

      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 Per VRF for TACACS+ Servers

      Feature Name

      Releases

      Feature Information

      Per VRF for TACACS+ Servers

      12.3(7)T

      12.2(33)SRA1

      12.2(33)SXI

      12.2(33)SXH4

      12.2(54)SG

      15.2(1)E

      The Per VRF for TACACS+ Servers feature allows per virtual route forwarding (per VRF) to be configured for authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) on TACACS+ servers.

      This feature was introduced in Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)T.

      This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRA1.

      This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXI.

      This feature was integrated into Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH4.

      The following commands were introduced or modified: ip tacacs source-interface, ip vrf forwarding (server-group), server-private (TACACS+).