Support for RADIUS based authentication/authorization

There are topics already digging into the idea of having more advanced options for setting user authentication and authorization. My proposal here is to add in support for external AAA using RADIUS.

At a minimum, this allows for externalized authentication, allowing the same user credentials to be used across many devices.

At a more advanced stage, authorization profiles can be constructed allowing for very granular configuration of access options. An example here would be that you could have different access capabilities for the same user on different devices. For instance, you could have a single defined user for multiple tablet control panels, but each tablet could be specified to have specific options displayed.

Most of what I’ve mentioned has been discussed in length in other posts. However, I’ve found nothing else regarding the support of external AAA and I think RADIUS would be an elegant and powerful solution.