configure radius timeout

configure radius {mgmt-access {primary | secondary} | netlogin {primary | secondary} | index } timeout sec


Configures the timeout interval for RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) authentication requests.

Syntax Description

mgmt-access Specifies the switch management RADIUS authentication server.
netlogin Specifies the network login RADIUS authentication server.
primary Primary server.
secondary Secondary server.
index RADIUS server index.
seconds Specifies the number of seconds for authentication requests. Range is 1 to 240 seconds.


The default is 3 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

This command configures the timeout interval for RADIUS authentication requests. When the timeout has expired, another authentication attempt will be made. After three failed attempts to authenticate, the alternate server will be used. This only refers to the default configuration. After six failed attempts, local user authentication will be used.

The mgmt-access keyword specifies the RADIUS server used for switch management authentication.

The netlogin keyword specifies the RADIUS server used for network login authentication.

If you do not specify the mgmt-access or netlogin keywords, the timeout interval applies to both switch management and netlogin RADIUS servers.


The following example configures the timeout interval for RADIUS authentication to 10 seconds. After 30 seconds (three attempts), the alternate RADIUS server will be used. After 60 seconds (six attempts) local user authentication is used.


This example assumes the default number of retries.
configure radius timeout 10


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The mgmt-access and netlogin keywords were added in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X620, X690, X870 series switches.