Setting Up Open LDAP

To integrate an ExtremeXOS switch in an LDAP environment, a RADIUS server must be configured to communicate with the LDAP database. The following components are required to install the access control solution:

  • Linux server with Linux Red Hat 4.0
  • FreeRADIUS 1.1.x
  • OpenLDAP 2.3.x
  • Extreme Networks switches
  • Windows 7/Windows 8 clients

To configure Universal Port for use in an LDAP environment, use the following procedure:

  1. Install and configure a RADIUS server on an existing Linux server as described in Installing and Testing the FreeRADIUS Server.
  2. Install and configure OpenLDAP as described later in this section.
  3. Add vendor specific attributes to the RADIUS and LDAP servers as described in Installing and Testing the FreeRADIUS Server and later in this section.
  4. Configure the edge switches as described in this guide.
  5. Configure each supplicant as described in Configuring a Windows 7/Windows 8 Supplicant for 802.1X Authentication.
For complete instructions on setting up an LDAP server, see the product documentation for the LDAP server.