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Configure Dynamic-VPN user to be authenticated by Steel-Belted Radius and assigned IP address locally by SRX



Article ID: KB20906 KB Last Updated: 24 Feb 2020Version: 3.0
Dynamic-VPN user authenticated by Steel-Belted Radius and IP assignment locally with SRX
For Dynamic VPN, some customers want the Radius server to do AAA, and the SRX to assign the IP addresses locally.

Can this work?

Our document (Dynamic VPN Configuration for Junos 10.4 - Application Note v2.1) makes it sound like Radius would have to do both AAA and IP assignment OR the SRX woulld need to do both.
This requirement can be done on SRX as follows:

Below is a lab topology.

   Steel-Belted radius
srx220--------------------------------dyn-vpn-client pc

srx220, Steel-Belted radius and dyn-vpn-client pc are in the same LAN.
My version of srx220 is 10.4R1.9.

Have tested the scenario with Juniper Steel-Belted Radius server.
Radius authenticates the user, and then SRX220 assigns a IP address to the VPN client.

Below is a config sample:
root# show access 
profile remote_access_profile {
    authentication-order radius;
    inactive: client user1 {
        firewall-user {
            password “$ABC123"; ## SECRET-DATA
    address-assignment {
        pool dyn-vpn-address-pool;
    radius-server { secret “$ABC123"; ## SECRET-DATA
address-assignment {
    pool dyn-vpn-address-pool {
        family inet {
            xauth-attributes {
firewall-authentication {
    web-authentication {
        default-profile remote_access_profile;

Modification History:

2020-02-23: Changed encrypted password to “$ABC123".

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