4.8 The AAA Server
Security, by Chris Wong, Prentice Hall PTR: ISBN: 0130330620
Triple A, not a new WWF
wrestler, but an authentication, authorization, and accounting server. The
AAA server exchanges information with a Network Access Server (NAS) using
the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Server (RADIUS) protocol. This
server is designed to manage user access to network resources.
This server is available to all HP-UX customers running HP-UX 11.0 and HP-UX
11i. The server is currently not supported on trusted systems (01/17/02).
It supports the wireless LAN, physical LAN, Firewalls, VPN, and the
Internet. Supported protocols include: Extensible Authentication Protocol
and Cisco Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol.
The database can use either Oracle, LDAP, or plain flat files. The AAA
server supports multi-vendor RADIUS client support, robust RADIUS proxy
capabilities, and RSA SecureID.
For more information: Download the HP-UX AAA Server
Getting Started Guide. The software can be downloaded from the Internet
and Security section of
software.hp.com . The software is also found on the applications CDs
(starting with March 2002).