Cisco ACS & Nortel Equipment

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Jul 29th, 2008
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I have a client who has a mostly Nortel network who requires a RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication system to work with Nortel and Cisco equipment to authenticate administrative logins.

Does any one know please if an ACS appliance or the Windows verison 4.2 will be able to provide RADIUS/TACACS+ to both Cisco and Nortel equipment without any major configuration work?

Thanks very much for your help.


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Jagdeep Gambhir Tue, 07/29/2008 - 05:51
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On ACS server, we have Radius[Nortel] Attributes.

You have to configure the " Nortel switches " as AAA client on ACS server. The configuration on switch config should be :

On ACS server > Network Config > under AAA client :

- AAA client name = Switch

- AAA client IP address = IP address of switch

- Shared secret key = secret key on switch

- Authentication Protocol = Radius[Nortel]

Then you need to enable nortel attributes

ACS--->Interface configuration--->Nortel. Enable attributes you need.

Now in group you need to check these attributes



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lewisdarrel Tue, 07/29/2008 - 05:56
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Thanks for the reply.

I guess if the Nortel supports TACACS+ then it should work with the ACS appliance.



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