Cisco Tips & Tricks

May 3, 2006

Testing Remote Authentication of Users on Wireless Network

Filed under: cisco, Router, security, wifi — ciscotips @ 6:18 pm

I am not a Wireless guy but found a beautiful tip for you  wireless geeks. 

One of the greatest challenges in supporting a large wireless network is testing authentication from a remote access point. Asking a user to retry a login multiple times can be time consuming and frustrating.

To solve this problem, you can use the test aaa group command to test both RADIUS and TACACS authentication using a user ID and password combination from the access point:

AP#test aaa group ? radius Test list of all Radius hosts tacacs+ Test list of all Tacacs+ hosts While this isn’t exactly like a connecting user, it can verify a critical piece of the login. Here are some examples using the command.

AP#test aaa group radius <domain>\<userid>

<goodpassword> new

Trying to authenticate with Servergroup radius User successfully authenticated

AP#test aaa group radius <domain>\<userid>

<badpassword> new

Trying to authenticate with Servergroup radius User rejected



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