Authen::Simple::RADIUS(3) Simple RADIUS authentication


use Authen::Simple::RADIUS;

my $radius = Authen::Simple::RADIUS->new(
host => '',
secret => 'secret'

if ( $radius->authenticate( $username, $password ) ) {
# successfull authentication

# or as a mod_perl Authen handler

PerlModule Authen::Simple::Apache
PerlModule Authen::Simple::RADIUS
PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleRADIUS_host ""
PerlSetVar AuthenSimpleRADIUS_pdc "secret"
<Location /protected>
PerlAuthenHandler Authen::Simple::RADIUS
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Protected Area"
Require valid-user


RADIUS authentication.


  • new

    This method takes a hash of parameters. The following options are valid:

  • host

    Connection host, can be a hostname or IP address. Defaults to "localhost".

        host => ''
        host => ''
  • port

    Connection port, default to 1812.

        port => 1645
  • timeout

    Connection timeout, defaults to 10.

        timeout => 20
  • secret

    Shared secret. Required.

        secret => 'mysecret'
  • log

    Any object that supports "debug", "info", "error" and "warn".

        log => Log::Log4perl->get_logger('Authen::Simple::RADIUS')
  • authenticate( $username, $password )

    Returns true on success and false on failure.


Christian Hansen "[email protected]"


This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.