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How do I search through the active directory forest for radius authentication - I need the users to be able to logon without specifying thier domain

Posted on 2006-10-28
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I have been given the task of making our vpn user id's and passwords the same as our Active directory.

Our AD environment consists of one forest and 5 different domains

the user needs to be able to vpn in with  firstname lastname

I thought we could point our vpn device to windows/IAS radius and this would be possible - it is possible, but the user has to specify thier domain name when they log in....

Specifying the domain name is not an option for me - I can only use firstname lastname - I need something that will make radius search through our entire ad structure to find the user name (all our user names are unique)

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by:camacho_marco
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Try and use Cisco VPN concnetrator, it has LDAP and you do not specify a domain only user and password.

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do you have to use distinguished or fully qualified names?

Also, our vpn is not cisco - it's F5 network's uroam product

- multiple domains - users need to login without specifying domain name
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Nobody has any radius / active directory experience out there??
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CLoz earned 500 total points
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If you are using the F5 Firepass you should be able to create a Master Group that authenticates directly with your AD server.  As long as you don't have users with matching ID's across the 5 domains you will not need to supply the domain name during authentication.  

Let me know if you need help creating the Master Group.

-Cloz
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