Backup authentication

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Apr 16th, 2008

Hi

My radius config is "aaa authentication login default group radius local

aaa authentication login if_needed group radius local" If_needed is configured to console port. If my radius servers are down and i try to get in to cisco box i dont get any message that i should use local username and password. Is there any way to get information that backup authentication in this case local username should use because radius servers are down.

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Juha

I have this problem too.
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rmeans Thu, 04/17/2008 - 10:36

As far as login banners are concerned, I don't believe there is a way to change banners based on what you are authenticating to (Radius vs local). From a security perspective, I don't think it is wise to reveal the status of your network or methods of authentication.

Depending on you Cisco device, you may find a syslog message.

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