29 September 2021
RADIUS and LDAP compatibility - Does my APC network enabled device support RADIUS or LDAP?
- APC branded Network Access Enabled Products
- RADIUS or LDAP/LDAPS environments
This article outlines RADIUS and LDAP/LDAPS capability of APC Network Enabled devices. Refer below to review compatibility.
Almost all APC Integrated Network Devices can utilize RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) as a centralized authentication mechanism. These devices include the Network Management Card (AP9617, AP9618, AP9619, AP9630, AP9631, AP9635), Environmental Management (AP9319, AP9320, AP9340), Switched/Metered Rack PDU (AP78XX/AP79XX, AP84XX, AP88XX, AP89XX, AP86XX), KVM Switches (KVMXXXX), Automatic Transfer Switch (AP77XX), and Netbotz Rack Access PX (AP9360/AP9361).
APC's RADIUS implementation follows RFC (Request For Comments) standards for RADIUS authentication. LDAP is currently used in our KVM switches (Models AP56XX, KVMXXXX). All other APC devices do not support LDAP, or any other method of authentication except for local device authentication. APC does not certify or warrant, in either express or implied fashion, third party tools and software that will allow integration with APC's implementation of RADIUS.
Some RADIUS servers allow integration with secondary authentication servers (LDAP as one possible example). Implementation examples can be referenced below. Any and all implementation is the sole responsibility of the end user.
Please refer to your software server vendor for information on integrating RADIUS into your security infrastructure.
Microsoft provides information regarding integration into Active Directory/LDAP using IAS and RADIUS in their Technet documentation at the following URLs
Information on other LDAP implementations can be found at
Keep in mind, by default, RADIUS users will have Read-Only access to the APC networked device unless the Service-Type attribute is changed on the RADIUS server to allow administrative access. Also, ensure that your device is upgraded to the latest firmware version available.
Please note that APC does not test and does not support nor recommend the applications listed or any comparable substitute that may be available. All documentation is provided on an "AS IS" basis as this information is the property and responsibility of the organizations which provide it. APC provides no warranties expressed or implied in any of these cases.