Implement External Authentication 

ConfD’s built-in authentication and authorization mechanisms are driven by YANG data models and are oftentimes sufficient for the AAA needs of a product.  However, sometimes an external authentication and/or authorization system such as RADIUS or TACACS+ needs to be used.

ConfD provides support for integrating to external authentication and authorization systems.  In this application note, we take a look at how a TACACS+ server can be used with ConfD for external authentication.

Download now to find out how easy it is to integrate ConfD’s external authentication feature with a TACACS+ authentication server using a simple Python script. The document also lays out how to configure and do simple tests to ensure it has been implemented properly.

Using TACACS+ Authentication with ConfD

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