Basically I want to be able to have wireless users (laptops) connect to access points and authenticate them selves (most likely with a captive portal on their internet broswer software) against the Novell eDirectory server via RADIUS. Are there any Cisco applicances that are capable of requesting/passing-through authentication to a Novell eDirectory server - basically just authenticating against an LDAP database.
Any help would be great.
I tried using a product called Zeroshell which is linux based, but this had its limitations set early on.
Yes, Cisco has a product called Secure Access Control Server (ACS). It's their version of a RADIUS server. It is capable of authenticating directly with NDS (I know this for a fact). It's rather easy to learn and use, and is flexible and powerful. It is available as software for you to run on a server (Windows or UNIX), or as a hardened appliance (ACS Solution Engine).