radius-server key




radius-server key {string}

no radius-server key

Syntax Description:


The key used to set authentication and encryption. This key must match the encryption used on the RADIUS daemon.

Command Description:

To set the authentication and encryption key for all RADIUS communications between the router and the RADIUS daemon, use the radius-server key global configuration command. Use the no form of this command to disable the key.

Usage Guidelines

After enabling AAA authentication with the aaa new-model command, the authentication and encryption key must be set using the radius-server key command.

The key entered must match the key used on the RADIUS daemon. All leading spaces are ignored, but spaces within and at the end of the key are used. If spaces are used in the key, do not enclose the key in quotation marks unless the quotation marks themselves are part of the key.


The following example sets the authentication and encryption key to "dare to go":

Router(config)#radius-server key dare to go




Related Commands:


aaa new-model


ppp authentication


radius-server host




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