We're working on a book
The book is coming along a little slower than projected, due to recent workloads. We have nearly 200 pages of content, with work progressing at a good pace. In the mean time, we'll be updating the web site with sample chapters, summaries, blogs, etc.
The book is being written from front to back, which means starting with an introduction to the protocol, ideas, and best practices even before we get into any "how-to's". Chapters on the following topics are fairly complete:
- How RADIUS works (concepts, clients and servers, AAA, attributes, security, and extensions)
- Authentication protocols (PAP, CHAP, etc., managing passwords, EAP, wireless systems)
- Basic deployments (installing the server, simple configuration, running the server, testing the server)
- Configuration files (users, dictionaries)
- Common deployment issues (Windows, Access Points, other RADIUS servers, LDAP)
- RADIUS Protocol reference
The above chapters cover concepts, which we feel is more important than giving endless "how-to's". We will, of course, include "how-to's", but introducing the concepts first is a must.
The following examples show the simplest way to get FreeRADIUS up and running.
- Get PAP working.
- Get EAP working using "snake oil" certificates.
- Create certificates for production use.
- Import Certificates to the end hosts.
The blog will have new content coming soon.