FreeRADIUS is one of the most extensively used servers. This server is used by millions of Internet users on a daily basis for authentication and authorization. It simplifies the overall process of adding and deleting users to and from a network.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install the FreeRADIUS server on a Linux Mint 20.3 machine.
1. Perform System Update
To begin, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
2. Install FreeRADIUS on the system
Now with the system's Snap Daemon, you can install FreeRADIUS by running the below command:
$ sudo snap install freeradius-server --edge
However, even after installing the FreeRADIUS server on Linux Mint 20.3, you still need to do some very extensive configurations.
You can uninstall the FreeRADIUS server from your system at any time just by running the following command:
$ sudo snap remove freeradius-server
This article cover the process of installing and removing the FreeRADIUS server on Linux Mint 20.3 system. In fact, FreeRADIUS is a free and open-source implementation of the RADIUS protocol. It's the most popular and widely deployed open-source RADIUS server, is also used by many Fortune-500 companies, telecommunications companies, and Tier 1 ISPs. daloRADIUS on the other hand is an advanced web application for managing FreeRADIUS servers.