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Configuring and using RADIUS adapter

The first step is to select RADIUS as one of the supported security protocols. when installing Oracle Advanced Security.

The second step is to configure Network Services to use RADIUS for authentication. Do this by adding the lines you see here into the sqlnet.ora file.

This highlighted line tell Network Services the location of the RADIUS Server.

The next step is to prepare the secure key that the Oracle server will use with the RADIUS Server. You must get a secret key from the RADIUS server that is exclusively for use in your database.

Modify the init.ora file for your Oracle database to include two new parameters.The highlighted parameter tells Oacle to not allow any automatic logins from the operating system.

The highlighted parameter shown here sets the prefix added to a user's name upon login to null.This means that the user's name is the same as the Oracle username

The next step is to tell the RADIUS Server about the Oracle database. The RADIUS Server see the Oracle server as a RADIUS client. The exact method of doing this varies depending on which vendor you use to implement the RADIUS server.

Now it is time to set up your user accounts. First, define the user to the database using standard SQl commands.

The final step is to set up the user accounts in RADIUS. The specific method depends, agin on the vendor's software.

Once you complete all these steps, any user or application that issues a CONNECT username/password command for the Oracle Server will be authenticated by the RADIUS software.