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Michael Bohnel, Holonomix Technical Services Director. 

 "The Packet Design Route Explorer (REX) appliance can be configured to make use of external authentication protocols such as TACACS+ and Radius (in addition to the default local authentication capability provided out of the box) This Holonomix AppNote describes how to enable TACACS+ authentication to a CiscoSecure ACS server"


Note – CiscoSecure ACS versions 4.x & 5.x are significantly different in their UI functionality, although in principle the approach used for version 4.x below is applicable to version 5.x.


(1) On the Packet Design REX Administration: User Administration screen you will need to define the TACACS+ Server and Shared Secret (selecting the Show Shared Secret button will show the entry in clear text – useful for validating you have entered it correctly). Click on Update to apply the change.


Chris Lowth, Holonomix Software Development Director