Configuring the Shared Secret Password for RADIUS Communications

The shared secret is a password that is configured on each network device (RADIUS client) and RADIUS server. The shared secret is used to verify communication between network devices and the server.

To configure the shared secret for client communications with RADIUS servers, use the following command:
configure radius {mgmt-access | netlogin} [primary | secondary] shared-secret {encrypted} string

To configure the shared secret for a primary RADIUS server, specify primary. To configure the shared secret for a secondary RADIUS server, specify secondary.

If you do not specify the mgmt-access or netlogin keyword, the secret applies to both the primary and secondary switch management and network login RADIUS servers.

Do not use the encrypted keyword to set the shared secret. The encrypted keyword prevents the display of the shared secret in the show configuration command output.