Create and Configure the RADIUS Security Provider

Add Security Provider

Go to /login > Users & Security > Security Providers.

Click Add. From the dropdown, select the type of server you want to configure.

 

Copy Existing Security Provider Configuration

Alternatively, you can copy an existing provider configuration by clicking the ellipse on a listed provider and then selecting Copy.

 

If you want to copy one node in a cluster, click the ellipse for the node and then select Duplicate Node.

Enter the settings for this security provider configuration as detailed below.

 

Name

Create a unique name to help identify this provider.

Enabled

If checked, your B Series Appliance can search this security provider when a user attempts to log into the access console or /login. If unchecked, this provider will not be searched.

Keep display name synchronized with remote system

Checking this option keeps a user's display name set to the name designated on the security provider rather than allowing the display name to be modified in BeyondTrust.

Authorization Settings

Only allow the following users

You can choose to allow access only to specified users on your RADIUS server. Enter each username separated by a line break. Once entered, these users will be available from the Add Policy Member dialog when editing group policies on the /login > Users & Security > Group Policies page.

If you leave this field blank, all users who authenticate against your RADIUS server will be allowed; if you allow all, you must also specify a default group policy.

Default Group Policy

Each user who authenticates against an external server must be a member of at least one group policy in order to authenticate to your B Series Appliance, logging into either the /login interface or the access console. You can select a default group policy to apply to all users allowed to authenticate against the configured server.

Note that if a default policy is defined, then any allowed user who authenticates against this server will potentially have access at the level of this default policy. Therefore, it is recommended that you set the default to a policy with minimum privileges to prevent users from gaining permissions that you do not wish them to have.

If a user is in a default group policy and is then specifically added to another group policy, the settings for the specific policy will always take precedence over the settings for the default, even if the specific policy is a lower priority than the default, and even if the default policy's settings are set to disallow override.

LDAP Group Lookup

If you want users on this security provider to be associated with their groups on a separate LDAP server, choose one or more LDAP group servers to use for group lookup.

If a default policy is defined, then any allowed user who authenticates against this server will potentially have access at the level of this default policy. Therefore, it is recommended that you set the default to a policy with minimum privileges to prevent users from gaining permissions that you do not wish them to have.

If a user is in a default group policy and is then specifically added to another group policy, the settings for the specific policy will always take precedence over the settings for the default, even if the specific policy is a lower priority than the default, and even if the default policy's settings are set to disallow override.

Connection Settings

Hostname

Enter the hostname of the server that houses your external directory store.

Port

Specify the authentication port for your RADIUS server. This is typically port 1812.

Timeout (seconds)

Set the length of time to wait for a response from the server. Note that if the response is Response-Accept or Response-Challenge, then RADIUS will wait the entire time specified here before authenticating the account. Therefore, it is encouraged to keep this value as low as reasonably possible given your network settings. An ideal value is 3-5 seconds, with the maximum value at three minutes.

Connection Method

If you are using an external directory store in the same LAN as your B Series Appliance, the two systems may be able to communicate directly, in which case you can leave the option Proxy from appliance through the Connection Agent unchecked and move on.

If the two systems are unable to communicate directly, such as if your external directory server is behind a firewall or if you are a BeyondTrust Cloud customer, you must use a connection agent. Downloading the Win32 connection agent enables your directory server and your B Series Appliance to communicate via an SSL-encrypted, outbound connection, with no firewall configuration. The connection agent can be downloaded to either the directory server or a separate server on the same network as your directory server (recommended).

In the case above, check Proxy from appliance through the Connection Agent (not applicable to BeyondTrust Cloud customers). Create a Connection Agent Password for use in the connection agent installation process. Then click Download Connection Agent, run the installer, and follow the installation wizard. During installation, you will be prompted to enter the security provider name and the connection agent password you created above.

Shared Secret

Provide a new shared secret so your B Series Appliance and your RADIUS server can communicate.

Save Changes

Click Save to save this security provider configuration.