Here, you can configure Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) - a networking client-server protocol that provides centralized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting management for users who connect and use a network service. It could be used as an alternative way of logging into the system.

The RADIUS page

Before you begin

Navigate to Global Settings >> System Configuration >> External Login Providers >> RADIUS

In order for the service to work, you must have RADIUS server credentials in advance.


There are several fields spread across two sections: Settings and User Policy.

  • The first section is where you establish connection with the server.




Checking this box makes RADIUS an alternative login method.

Note: Most fields will become required.


The host/IP address of the server.


The unique number of the server.


The secret/password associated with the server.


The encryption method used by the server (PAP, CHAP, MSCHAPv2, EAPTTLS, EAPMD5, EAPMSCHAPv2).

  • The User Policy section is where you determine a user’s default flow roles when they’re authorized via RADIUS.

  • Assign default roles to a user authorized via RADIUS
    Select a default role by checking it’s box. Then click on the arrow to assign it.

  • Check a roles box and click on the arrow pointing the default roles list to remove it from the selected roles list

  • Use Identity Provider Mapped Roles
    This check box enables RADIUS Authorization via Vendor-Supported Attributes. Passing these attributes to Pliant will allow you to configure access levels and roles for users as they log in:

    Pliant supports two Radius VSAs under Private Enterprise Number 58899:

    Service Type Attribute 1: A string of semicolon separated names for Pliant roles ( eg: everyone; team-dickens ) 

    Service Type Attribute 2: A numerical value for whether the user is an "admin" or standard user of Pliant ( 1: admin, 0: standard user )

RADIUS Actions


At the bottom of the page, you can use three buttons to perform different actions:

  • Reset the configuration settings to default if you want to start the process from the beginning.

  • If you’ve filled out everything correctly, Save the RADIUS configuration.

  • In case you need to create a new configuration or want to permanently remove the existing one, click Delete Configuration.
    A warning message for confirmation will pop-up.