Configuring User Authentication (Users File)

User authentication is configured in the users file on a FreeRADIUS server. Other RADIUS servers might use a different name and a different syntax for configuration, but the basic components of the users file and user authentication are the same.

For Extreme Networks switches, there are three types of users file entries:
  • Session management entries
  • Network login user entries
  • Network login MAC address entries


The “users” file is case-sensitive, and punctuation is very important for FreeRADIUS.