A Tacacs+ Daemon tested on Linux (CentOS) to run AAA via TACACS+ Protocol via IPv4 and IPv6.
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Rework all changes on top of F4.0.4.28 (latest upstream)
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Tacacs+ (tac_plus)

C Daemon that authenticates requests via the Tacacs+ Protocol and logs accounting information.

This is a fork of Cisco + Shruberry's Tacacas+ daemons (http://www.shrubbery.net/tac_plus/)


  • Linux (have not tested in other OSs)
  • tcpwrappers(-devel)
  • pam(-devel)


  • IPv4 + IPv6
  • RPM Spec Files included
  • SystemD .service files
  • PAM Support
  • tcpwrappers support
  • Syslog Logging

Default Behavior

  • tacacs+ logs accounting to syslog and /var/log/tac_plus.acct
  • PIDS live in /var/run/tac_plus


Build from source (./configure ; make ; make install) or build an RPM

  • rpmbuild -ba tacacs.spec

RPM Build

  • git clone git@github.com:facebook/tac_plus.git
  • cd tac_plus
  • mkdir -p ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
  • tar cvzf ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/tacacs-F4.0.4.28.tar.gz tacacs-F4.0.4.28
  • echo '%_topdir %(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild' > ~/.rpmmacros
  • sudo yum install rpm-build redhat-rpm-config gcc bison flex m4 pam-devel tcp_wrappers tcp_wrappers-devel
  • rpmbuild -ba tacacs.spec
  • Have a beer 🍺