Thursday, April 30, 2015

Why to choose RADIUS over LDAP |

The best reason why RADIUS should be favored over LDAP: an LDAP server considers itself to be the final authority for authorization and authentication; a RADIUS server will split authentication and authorization. Authentication is who you are. Authorization is what you are allowed to do. Splitting them is important because increasingly you need two-factor authentication. You don't have to split them, though. Supporting RADIUS also gets you LDAP.