There are only a few commands one needs to know in order to operate RADIUS. It is actually easier to use the command line of the Linux OS to test for the existence of auser or to add one. Other than that, the web CGI interface is the best way to maintain users.
user tests the database for the existence of a username
newrad adds a user to thedatabase
tests for the user frevostat. If the user exists, RADIUS will reply with what it knows about this user.
newrad frevostat buford
adds the user ‘frevostat’ to thedatabase and assigns the password ‘buford’
Managing and maintaining accounts is more easily done with the web interface. However, you may certainly use the web interface to add a user as well.Access is gained through the following URL:
Log in with the username ‘radius’ and the password ‘light’
Access to the radius interface must comefrom your network, so there is a certain level of security offered. We have run for years with a very simplistic username and password with no breaches ever.
Root may not log in to the RADIUSserver. The system was set up not to accept a root login. Not even from the console. This can be defeated by simply changing the root password, but we suggest that you don’t.
Log in as a regular user andthen switch-user to root using the ‘rs’ command. I created the username ‘jeremy’ with the password ‘jeremy.’ You will want to change that password as soon as possible. In order to become root, log inas jeremy and issue the command ‘rs’ (which is an abbreviation for root shell). rs is a command system I wrote, so don’t expect to find a lot of information on it.
RADIUS stores its information ina mySQL database installed in the linux server. The username and password with permission to manipulate the database are the same as for the server itself. The web interface is pretty self...