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Implementing Radius in Data Center?

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Hi,

I want to implement Radius server for centralized authorization of all my network Infrastructure. I have mostly juniper gear but I would really appreciate if anyone can give me his case of Implementing Radius server. Precisely my questions are;

1- What is the benefit of centralized authorization, authentication and accounting?
2- What is the best product for Radius server (MS-based or Open-Source)?
3- How is Radius Implemented in your network?

Thanks in advance.
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The benefits are centralized management, you do not need to add accounts, authorization, and accounting for each network device. You now manage all devices from a central server, this definitely lessens the administrative load and provides other benifts such as advanced network access control as well.

Juniper bought steel-belted radius a leader in radius servers;
http://www.juniper.net/products_and_services/aaa_and_802_1x/steel_belted_radius/

however, some of the other open source radius servers are fine as well.
http://freeradius.org/

Radius is implemented in my network to manage authentication of network admins, VPN users, command authorization for priviledge level users, and for tracking commands entered by users, it is also part of the
DOT1X implmentation. Must have from my view

harbor235 ;}
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Thanks for the update. Any help with configuration of freeradius?
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thanks
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