AW: Re: Migration from TACACS+ to RADIUS

Thoralf Freitag thoralf.freitag at
Sun Feb 15 13:56:20 CET 2009

To your first question: You can give every user in Radius it's own priv-level. You can configure your Cisco that CLI access is only allowed with a priv-level x and higher. This would be the same like Tacacs.
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Von: Norbert Wegener [norbert.wegener at]
Gesendet: 14.02.2009 12:05 CET
An: FreeRadius users mailing list <freeradius-users at>
Betreff: Re: Migration from TACACS+ to RADIUS

Alan DeKok schrieb:
> Nicholas R. Cappelletti wrote:
>> In the recent weeks, I have come across some downfalls to using TACACS+ such as no 802.1x authentication, no WPA integration, and the impossible integration into both Kerberos and LDAP.
>> I hate to sound naive, but like many who need help, I'm new to RADIUS, its configuration, and its capabilities.  With that said, I have a few questions concerning functionality that I had with TACACS+ and its equivalence in RADIUS.
>> 1. How granular can I get with command authorization?  Currently, TACACS+ is used for VPN authentication and device login, but not all those users should, or need, access to the CLI of the network equipment (We use both Cisco and HP devices).  Eventually I would like to use the RADIUS setup for wireless authentication too.
>   The hope is that we can add TACACS+ support to FreeRADIUS in a future
> version.  That will help with migration.
Can this be expected in the foreseeable future?

Norbert Wegener

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