This two-day course discusses the configuration for Juniper Networks Steel-Belted Radius Carrier. Key topics include installation, client configuration, users, authentication, and replication. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring, testing, and troubleshooting basic aspects of SBR Carrier.
This course uses SBR Carrier software running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server for the hands-on component. This course is based on SBR Carrier Standalone software release 7.5.0.
Configuring Steel-Belted Radius Carrier is an introductory-level course.
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
- Define the role of a RADIUS server.
- Describe authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) .
- Describe the flow of traffic in a RADIUS environment.
- Identify the components in a typical RADIUS packet.
- Identify RADIUS attributes and their functions.
- Describe shared secrets and their role.
- Identify the protocols used for authenticating end users.
- Describe RADIUS accounting.
- Identify the editions of Steel-Belted Radius (SBR).
- List the supported operating systems for SBR Carrier.
- Identify the installation requirements for SBR Carrier.
- Describe SBR Carrier server roles.
- Locate SBR Carrier system information.
- Configure the SBR Carrier license.
- Describe SBR clients.
- Configure SBR clients.
- Describe the different types of users SBR supports.
- Describe SBR Carrier authentication policies.
- Describe and configure proxy targets.
- Identify and proxy realms.
- Describe directed realms.
- Describe how SBR Carrier can use Structured Query Language (SQL) databases for authentication.
- Configure SQL authentication for SBR Carrier.
- Describe how SBR Carrier can use Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) databases for authentication.
- Configure LDAP authentication for SBR Carrier.
- Describe the purpose of attributes, check lists, and return lists.
- Describe how to implement check lists and return lists.
- Describe filters and their purpose.
- Describe how to implement filters.
- Describe Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP).
- Identify EAP traffic flow.
- Describe the purpose of certificates.
- Configure server certificates.
- Describe EAP mechanisms.
- Configure EAP.
- Describe the benefits of a realm.
- Identify the means by which SBR Carrier can recognize realms.
- Describe how SBR Carrier can handle requests based on realm identifiers.
- Identify other SBR routing methods.
- Identify optional authentication methods.
- Describe and configure SBR Carrier replication.
- Describe high availability (HA) using Session State Register (SSR).
- Locate statistical information.
- Locate and search reports and log files.
- Describe the troubleshooting tools that are available to troubleshoot SBR Carrier.
Chapter 1: Course Introduction
Chapter 2: RADIUS Overview
- RADIUS Role
- RADIUS Packets
- Shared Secrets
- Authentication Protocols
- RADIUS Accounting
Chapter 3: Introduction to Steel-Belted RADIUS
- SBR Editions
- SBR Carrier Installation
- SBR Carrier Management
- Installing SBR Carrier Lab
Chapter 4: SBR Carrier Clients and Users
- Adding Clients
- Supported SBR Carrier Users
- Clients and Users Lab
Chapter 5: Statistics, Reports, and Troubleshooting
- Reports and Log Files
- Reports and Troubleshooting Lab
Chapter 6: Authentication Policies
- Authentication Policies
- Proxy RADIUS
- Directed Realms
- Authentication Options Lab
Chapter 7: SQL and LDAP Authentication
- SQL Authentication Overview
- SQL Authentication Configuration
- LDAP Authentication Overview
- LDAP Authentication Configuration
- SQL Authentication Lab
Chapter 8: Attributes
- Check Lists
- Return Lists
- Attributes Lab
Chapter 9: Extensible Authentication Protocol
- Overview of EAP
- Configuring EAP
Chapter 10: Advanced Deployment Options
- Optional Modules
- Replication Lab
The following are the prerequisites for this course:
- Working knowledge of networking concepts
- Knowledge of UDP and TCP/IP
The following are recommended, but not required:
- Working knowledge of Unix Operating Systems
- Basic knowledge of SQL and LDAP protocols