The NAS Clients Screen displays all configured NAS Clients and is used to create, edit, and delete NAS Clients. NAS acts as a gateway to guard access to a network resource. A client connects to the NAS, and the NAS then connects to a AAA Server to determine whether or not the client’s supplied credentials are valid. The NAS then allows or denies access to the network resource. The network device in the infrastructure attaching with wired or wireless clients will act as a NAS client, communicating to UPAM which acts as a AAA Server.
To access the NAS Clients screen, click on Network Access > UPAM-NAC > NAC Clients under the “Configure” section of the OmniVista Cirrus Menu.
Creating a NAS Client
To add a NAS Client, click on Create NAS Client to open the Create NAS Client form. Complete the following sections of the form, then click Create NAC Client when you are finished.
Basic Information - Configure the NAS name, IP Addresses, DM-Attribute, COA-Attribute and description.
Shared Secret - Configure the shared secret used by the NAS client to communicate with the Authentication Server.
NAS Name - The name of the NAS Client.
Start IP Address - The starting IP of the NAS Client segment.
End IP Address - The ending IP of the NAS Client segment.
DM-Attribute - The DM message is used to disconnect subscriber sessions in the system from a RADIUS server. The DM request message should contain necessary attributes (User Name/Calling Station ID) to identify the subscriber session.
User Name - The value should exactly match the subscriber name of the session.
Calling Station ID - The value should match the subscriber ID.
COA-Attribute - The COA message is used to Change of Authentication (COA) in the system from the Radius Server. The COA request message should contain necessary attributes. (Username/Calling Station ID) to identify the changes.
Configure the shared secret used by the NAS client to communicate with the Authentication Server.
View Additional Information of a NAS Client
Select the NAS Client name in the list and click on the Additional Information icon to view additional information of the NAS Client data.
Editing a NAS Client
Select a NAS name and click on the Edit icon. Edit the field(s) as described above, and click on the Save button.
Deleting a NAS Client
Select a NAS name and click on the Delete icon. Click Delete at the Confirmation Prompt.