MirBSD manpage: login_radius(8)

LOGIN_RADIUS(8)          BSD System Manager's Manual           LOGIN_RADIUS(8)


     login_radius - contact radiusd for authentication


     login_radius [-s service] [-v name=value] user [class]


     The login_radius utility contacts the radiusd daemon to authenticate a
     user. If no class is specified, the login class will be obtained from the
     password database.

     When executed as the name login_style, login_radius will request radiusd
     use the authentication specified by style.

     Available options are:

     -s      Specify the service. Currently only challenge, login, and
             response are supported.

     -v      This option and its value are ignored.

     The login_radius utility needs to know a shared secret for each radius
     server it talks to. Shared secrets are stored in the file
     /etc/raddb/servers with the format:

           server shared_secret

     It is expected that rather than requesting the radius style directly (in
     which case the radiusd server uses a default style) that login_radius
     will be linked to the various mechanisms desired. For instance, to have
     all CRYPTOCard and ActivCard authentication take place on a remote server
     via the radius protocol, remove the login_activ and login_crypto modules
     and link login_radius to both of those names. Now when the user requests
     one of those authentication styles, login_radius will automatically for-
     ward the request to the remote radiusd and request it do the requested
     style of authentication.

     The login_radius utility uses the following radius-specific
     /etc/login.conf variables:

     radius-server            Hostname of the radius server to contact.

     radius-server-alt        Alternate radius server to use when the primary
                              is not responding.

     radius-challenge-styles  Comma-separated list of authentication styles
                              that the radius server knows about. If the
                              user's authentication style is in this list the
                              challenge will be provided by the radius server.
                              If not, login_radius will prompt the user for
                              the password before sending the request (along
                              with the password) to the radius server.

     radius-timeout           Number of seconds to wait for a response from
                              the radius server. Defaults to 2 seconds.

     radius-retries           Number of times to attempt to contact the radius
                              server before giving up (or falling back to the
                              alternate server if there is one). Defaults to 6


     /etc/login.conf       login configuration database
     /etc/raddb/servers    list of radius servers and their associated shared


     login(1), login.conf(5)


     OpenBSD does not ship with a radius server in the default install, howev-
     er several are available via packages(7).

     For login_radius to function, the /etc/raddb directory must be owned by
     group "_radius" and have group-execute permissions. Likewise, the
     /etc/raddb/servers file must be readable by group "_radius".

MirBSD #10-current             August 23, 1996                               1

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