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ARA - a FreeRADIUS web interface

ASN RADIUS Admin Installation Guide

Requirements

* PHP >= 5.x.x
* HTTP server with PHP support enabled
* MySQL 4+ server with FreeRADIUS database

Get Sigma

Ara uses Sigma template engine. You must have it to use ARA. You can install it easily using well known and popular PHP Pear installator.

pear channel-update pear.php.net
pear install HTML_Template_Sigma

Make link in htdocs

You probably want ARA to be a part of your administrative site, like http://mysite.lan/ara/. To do that you need to link it in htdocs (the document root of your http server).

ln -s src/htdocs /var/www/htdocs/ara

Edit index.php and search for this line:

define("ARA_PATH", "../");

This is the place to put information about real path to ara/src directory.

Note that you probably don't want strangers to look into your RADIUS database, so protect it from being publicly accessible using HTTP authentication mechanisms.

Configure ARA

Now is the time to prepare ARA configuration files.

cd ara/src/config
cp config.php.dist config.php

Edit config.php. It's quite self explanatory, but some sections are a material for longer manual then this guide. For now just edit GENERAL and SQL sections. If you still have personal user information from previous Dialup Admin installation in your database, change $config["sql_user_extension"] to TRUE.

You may want to set $config['use_auth'] to FALSE and setup your web server to require authentication before serving any documents from Ara web directory.

Look at AUTHORIZATION section. There is $config["access_level"] option there. You will probably want to change it to

ARA_ACCESS_ALL so default user will have full rights to do anything he wants. It's quite typical for small setups.

Adjust config.php file permissions. Be restrictive - there is a valuable MySQL password there.

Try it

Point your browser to http://mysite.lan/ara. If something is wrong - read error message and try to fix it.

Tip: In case of some strange errors, php error log may be hidden behind top bar. Use "show page source" feature of your browser to discover what was it.

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