RADIUS 'Custom Attribute Mapping' To Pass a Static Value To Cisco Switch

    Applies to:
  • SecureAuth Identity Platform
  • Legacy SecureAuth IdP
Deployment model:
  • Hybrid
  • On Premises
  • SecureAuth IdP Versions Affected: IdP version 8.2+, RADIUS version 2.x and above.

    Description: Configuring RADIUS to send a static value to Cisco Switch.

    Cause: Cisco Switch needs a specific value (shell:priv-lvl=15) passed over to it from RADIUS so that it can allow users logging in with Privileged Mode (Enable Mode/Admin Mode).

    Resolution: Decrypt RADIUS realm and hard code the string “shell:priv-lvl=15” with an AuxID that is not in use already, I hard coded it with AuxID3, shown in the following screenshot.


    On SecureAuth RADIUS server, configure ‘Custom Attribute mapping’ to pass the string to the Switch, as shown below:


    Please Note: ‘9’ is Cisco’s Vendor-ID, ‘1’ is Cisco’s vendor-type and ‘26’ is Cisco's Vendor-Specific attribute number. We tested with value ‘1’ under ‘Attribute’ in real environment and it worked.  

    Here is NTRadPing Utility response with the above settings on RADIUS and the realm. 


    Cisco's links for RADIUS Attributes Configuration Guide:





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