2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2013 9:35 AM by bfdulock
BigMoneyGrip Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have OS X Server 2.2.1, and have successfully configured the DHCP, File Sharing, DNS, and Open Directory services.  I would also like configure the Radius service to control my two Time Capsules, but I can't find the service listed anywhere.  Where can I find the Radius service?

 

BigMoneyGrip

  • 1. Re: Radius Server
    John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    The RADIUS Server software is there but it only shows up if an AirPort Extreme (or presumably TimeCapsule) is on the same network and in factory default condition. If you have previously setup the WiFi on the TimeCapsule then it will be ignored and the (hidden) RADIUS option not show up.

     

    While the RADIUS server in Snow Leopard Server was itself limited to just supporting Apple devices it at least was more flexible in what AirPort configurations it supported. With Lion and Mountain Lion it is now limited to just a single configuration and at least as far as I am concerned dumbed down in to completely uselessness.

     

    As the RADIUS option is using the standard FreeRADIUS open-source software you could manually configure it and have complete control. This is also possible with non-Apple devices. There is also a utility available on the App Store for Mac to do a simple RADIUS setup with more flexibility than offered by Apple.

     

    See https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/admin-tool-radius/id627944189?mt=12

  • 2. Re: Radius Server
    bfdulock Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    I suspect one of your Time Capsules must the router for it to be manageable by the Server.app.

     

     

    Bryan Dulock

    Houston, TX