Managing Authentication Servers

In the Authentication Servers page you can define and view different authentication servers where users can define both an external user database and the authentication method for users in that database.

You can define these types of authentication:

  • RADIUS server - Define the details of a primary and secondary RADIUS server. The Quantum Spark Appliance can connect to these servers and recognize users defined in them and authenticated by them.

To add a RADIUS server:

  1. Click RADIUS servers. If none are configured, click Configure.

  2. In the Primary tab, enter this information:

    • IP address - The IP address of the RADIUS server.

    • Port - The port number through which the RADIUS server communicates with clients. The default is 1812.

    • Shared secret - The secret (pre-shared information used for message "encryption") between the RADIUS server and the Quantum Spark Appliance.

      Note - You cannot use these characters in a password or shared secret: { } [ ] ` ~ | ‘ " \ Maximum number of characters: 255

      Show - Displays the shared secret.

    • Timeout (seconds) - A timeout value in seconds for communication with the RADIUS server. The timeout default is 3 seconds.

  3. Repeat step 2 for a Secondary RADIUS server if applicable.

    Note - If you want to remove information you entered in IP address and shared secret, you can click Clear.

  4. Click Apply.

    The primary and secondary servers (if defined) are added to the RADIUS section on the page.

To edit a RADIUS server:

  1. Click the IP address link of the RADIUS server you want to edit.

  2. Make the necessary changes.

  3. Click Apply.

    The changes are updated in the RADIUS server.

To delete a RADIUS server:

Click the Remove link next to the RADIUS server you want to delete.

The RADIUS server is deleted.