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Can not log to administer router using Radius (Server 2008 r2)

Occasional Visitor

Can not log to administer router using Radius (Server 2008 r2)


I'm working with this switch, trying to force use radius to log to an SSH or web admin sesion.


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HP Comware Platform Software
Comware Software, Version 5.20.99, Release 2220P02
Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
HP A5500-24G EI Switch with 2 Interface Slots uptime is 21 weeks, 3 days, 15 hou
rs, 3 minutes

HP A5500-24G EI Switch with 2 Interface Slots with 1 Processor
256M    bytes SDRAM
32768K  bytes Flash Memory

Hardware Version is REV.C
CPLD Version is 002
Bootrom Version is 715
[SubSlot 0] 24GE+4SFP Hardware Version is REV.C
[SubSlot 2] 2 CX4 Hardware Version is REV.A




radius scheme radius
 server-type extended
 primary authentication key cipher $c$3$XH5nG4/6YISxvYA9Po8Fcfx9W8lCLBc0nGR4
 user-name-format without-domain


domain dimad
 authentication login radius-scheme radius local
 accounting login none
 access-limit disable
 state active
 idle-cut disable
 self-service-url disable



The radius server is Windows 2008R2 Server.


I type "domain default enable dimad"

And then try to log via SSH (using local auth works fine)

using user "die1fue"


Consoloe display rhis warning

SSH authentication fail trap information


In syslog

Sep 25 16:31:24:203 2015 SHELL Notification SHELL_LOGINFAIL SSH user die1fue failed to log in from on VTY0.. Sep 25 16:31:24:198 2015 SC Notification SC_AAA_FAILURE -AAAType=AUTHEN-AAAScheme= radius-scheme radius-Service=login-UserName=die1fue@dimad; AAA is failed. Common. Sep 25 16:31:24:061 2015 SC Information SC_AAA_LAUNCH -AAAType=AUTHEN-AAAScheme= radius-scheme radius-Service=login-UserName=die1fue@dimad; AAA launched.


If some one can give me some help I will agree






Respected Contributor

Re: Can not log to administer router using Radius (Server 2008 r2)

We are using Radius login on our Comware switches (5900), and here is our config which is working.

x.x.x.x is switch management IP address

y.y.y.y and z.z.z.z are our Radius servers


radius nas-ip x.x.x.x
radius scheme ourscheme
 primary authentication y.y.y.y
 primary accounting y.y.y.y
 secondary authentication z.z.z.z
 secondary accounting z.z.z.z
 key authentication cipher !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 key accounting cipher ##############

 user-name-format without-domain
 nas-ip x.x.x.x
domain ourdom
 authentication login radius-scheme ourscheme

 authorization login radius-scheme ourscheme
 accounting login radius-scheme ourscheme
 domain default enable ourdom



We use Aruba ClearPass as Radius servers, not NPS. One thing we had some problems with is the value that Radius should return to the Comware switch upon successful authentication. We finally got it to work with this attribute:


Type                       Name                    Value

Radius:Cisco       Cisco-AVPair       shell:roles=network-admin  


Hope this helps.


Occasional Advisor

Re: Can not log to administer router using Radius (Server 2008 r2)

Any luck with this? I am having the same issue and no matter what vendor attribute/value combo I use I can't get logged in with admin privileges using admin RADIUS accounts. I can get in with diagnostic privileges only.



Occasional Visitor

Re: Can not log to administer router using Radius (Server 2008 r2)

To fix this make sure you have defined the "server-type extended" parameter in your radius scheme on the switch.

See the following excerpt:

server-type extended
primary authentication
primary accounting
secondary authentication
secondary accounting
key authentication cipher $c$3$12345678
key accounting cipher $c$3$12345678
user-name-format without-domain


I've just encountered the same issue and resolved it by altering the switch config that way.