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2530 switch Read Only access via Radius Authentication

We have Aruba 2530 switches authenticating CLI logons against a FortiAuthenticator Radius server setup for multi-factor.


We are now trying to setup Solarwinds Kiwi Cattools to log in and retrieve the configuration on a schedule to alert for changes and report them to our security team.

We want the user account used by this application to have read-only access to the full configuration, is there a way to grant this via a Radius Attribute? I'd rather not provide full admin access to this account.

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Re: 2530 switch Read Only access via Radius Authentication

See below to make sure the switch honors the privilege level returned by the radius server. This is a standard Radius attribute to send back:


Server-Supplied Privilege Level 


Login privilege level instructs the switch to accept the authenticating user’s command level (manager or operator) that is supplied by the server. This allows manager-level users to skip the login context and proceed immediately to enable context, 21 thus eliminating the need for a manager-level user to login twice. 


To allow the switch to accept the privilege level provided by the server, use the following configuration command: 

switch(config)# aaa authentication login privilege-mode 


To supply a privilege level for a user account on a RADIUS server, specify the “Service-Type” attribute in the user’s credentials: 

  • Service-Type = 6 allows manager-level access 
  • Service-Type = 7 allows operator-level access 
  • A user with no Service-Type, or a Service-Type not equal to 6 or 7, is denied access 


To supply a privilege level for a user account on a TACACS server, specify the “Max Privilege” level in the user’s credentials: 

  • Max-privilege = 15 allows manager-level access 
  • Max-privilege = 0 allows only operator-level access


Dustin Burns
Senior Mobility and Access Engineer @WEI
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Re: 2530 switch Read Only access via Radius Authentication

Thank you for the suggestion. I've already tried this one, however, service-type=7 doesn't allow a "show run".


What I need is a manager level with read-only capabilities.

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