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Authentication Protocols Compatibility
Logging Authentication Packets
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Account Log Files
Realm Settings
Configuring SQL Queries
Private RADIUS Attributes
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RADIUS Clients
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Creating SSL Certificates
Creating Server Sertificate
Requesting Server Certificate
Creating Client Certificates
Revoking a Certificate or Renewing CRL
Exporting CA Certificate
Issuing a Certificate in Active Directory CA
Remote Configuration
Advanced ISP Billing Integration
DTH Billing Integration
Platypus Billing System Intergration
OnDO SIP Server Integration
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Wi-Fi Security
Wireless Authentication
Wi-Fi and RADIUS
Supported EAP Authentication Types
Security Considerations
10 Tips for Wireless Network Security
Administering the Server
Debug Logs
Using Client Tool
List of Server Errors
Maintaining RADIUS Dictionary
Basic Concepts
Wireless Authentication
Authentication Protocols
RADIUS Attributes
Example of RADIUS Packet Transactions
List of Standard RADIUS Attributes
Technical Support
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ClearBox Enterprise Server 2.0 Online Manual
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ClearBox Enterprise Serverâ„¢ 2.0. User's Guide

Server Meta Configuration

By default, ClearBox loads its configuration from XML file edited with Configurator. This approach works well for installations with a relatively small number of realms, remote RADIUS servers, etc...

When used in large environments (in a wholesale ISP, for instance), the number of such objects may increase dramatically, and managing them with Configurator may become complicated. Another case is a demand for remote configuration managing.

ClearBox Enterprise Server offers the new feature called 'Meta configuration'. It makes ClearBox load its configuration settings from any supported data source, while only this data source configuration is stored in the XML file.

One has to input configuration details data manually in the meta data source. Configurator only lets you browse the result.

Switching to meta configuration mode:

  1. Set up a necessary database.
  2. Run metaconfig.sql from the ClearBox package to create necessary tables (it's in MS SQL server dialect, while other database engines may require manual editing).
  3. Input necessary data into the tables. See meta database schema for its understanding.
  4. In Configurator configure the meta data source.
  5. Preview your meta configuration in Configurator. If it's loaded with no error messages, save changes to the configuration.

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