Install FreeRADIUS on Linux Mint 20.3 - Step by step guide ?

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.

FreeRADIUS is a high-performance RADIUS server with support for:

  • Authentication by local files, SQL, Kerberos, LDAP, PAM, and more.
  • Powerful policy configuration language.
  • Proxying and replicating requests by any criteria.
  • Support for many EAP types; TLS, PEAP, TTLS, etc.
  • Many vendor-specific attributes.
  • Regexp matching in string attributes.

Steps to install FreeRADIUS on Linux Mint 20.3 

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.

How to uninstall FreeRADIUS from Linux Mint 20.3 ?

You can uninstall the FreeRADIUS server from your system at any time just by running the following command:

$ sudo snap remove freeradius-server

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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.

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