RADREP Overview

What is RADREP ?

RADREP (RADIUS REPORTING) is an easy to use Windows 32-bit GUI application, specifically written as a generic RADIUS accounting log analysis and reporting tool. Supported log formats include Livingston, Microsoft IAS, Funk SBR, CISCO, RSA ACE/Server, SafeWord PremierAccess, Novell plus many others. It can run in a stand-alone manner or has the ability to integrate with the RSA ACE/Server to provide RADIUS reporting functionality. RADREP produces usage and billing reports from RADIUS accounting logs, which can be used for organizational charge-back or internal billing purposes. Reports are output in both HTML (web) format for viewing in a web browser and CSV (Comma Separated Values) format for viewing and further manipulation in Microsoft Excel. Full Windows help files are provided along with a detailed User Manual in PDF format.

 

What RADIUS Servers and logs will it work with?

RADREP works with any RADIUS Server that writes it's accounting log files in Livingston (most servers are capable of this even if it is not their default), Microsoft IAS and CSV (Comma Separated Value) formats. Funk Steel Belted RADIUS and CISCO Secure (ACS) logs are two examples of those which write their logs in CSV format..

The following RADIUS Servers and Client device log output has been tested and verified to work with RADREP:

     • Microsoft IAS/RAS *Both 'Database compatible file format' and 'IAS standard format' are supported in Windows 2000/2003 Server.
     • Livingston
     • Funk Steel Belted Radius
     • CISCO Secure (ACS)
     • Novell BorderManager (BMAS) RADIUS Services *Standard log format is preferred.  E.g.   LOAD RADIUS fileFormat = standard
     • SafeWord PremierAccess
     • RSA ACE/Server * In ACE/Server 5.X and greater Text Format (standard) is the preferred accounting log format.
     • ClearBox RADIUS Server (www.xperiencetech.com)
     • Aradial RADIUS Server (www.aradial.com)
     • TCCRadius (Talon Computer Consulting Radius) *Compatibility mode enabled via 'radrep.ini' configuration parameter.
     • Aventail
     • Juniper
     • Nortel
     • 3Com
     • Ascend Radius
     • Lucent NavisRadius
     • ActivCard/ActivPack AAA RADIUS *ActivPack Logs must be converted to Livingston Logs first using the 'activ2liv.exe' conversion utility .
     • Shiva/Intel
     • FreeRADIUS
     • Cistron RADIUS
     • Radiator
     • .....plus many others

* If you don't see your RADIUS server or client device listed here then try it anyway, it will most likely work fine.
If RADREP does not work with your RADIUS logs, send us an email with the details and a sample of the log output from your RADIUS server. We will see if RADREP can be easily amended to support the log output from your RADIUS Server.

 

What type of report output does RADREP produce?

Reports generated by RADREP are in HTML (web) and CSV (comma separated value) formats. The web report output can easily be hosted on a web server of your choice for easy viewing by anyone with a web browser. All web reports are also fully locally navigable as HTML files. The CSV reports are provided as an alternative format for viewing the user based usage and billing reports in Microsoft Excel or other tools which can view CSV files. You can view sample reports here.
If you would rather try it yourself then download RADREP and give it a go in your environment, you won't be disappointed with how easily and quickly it can generate detailed usage and billing reports from RADIUS accounting logs.

 

What does the RADREP application dialogue look like?

Below is what the RADREP GUI looks like.
Note the Hierarchical selection pane which is used to select which user, group or site to generate reports for. (Additional user information such as Site, Group and a users First and Last name can be read in from either a CSV file, or direct from the RSA ACE/Server Database. Without this additional user information only the RADIUS Log file user-names would be displayed). Easy Start and End Date selection make it simple to generate reports for a given period.

'Detailed Usage Report' Attribute Selection Screen
The 'Detailed Usage Report' attribute selection screen lets you select which attributes you want to display from the list shown. It also allows you to define six custom attributes just in case you want to report on accounting attribute fields in your log that are not already check box selectable.

 

What do the RADREP configuration screens look like?

Below are what the RADREP Configuration screens looks like.

In the main configuration dialogue you can setup the locations of your RADIUS log files, the reports output folder, various report output options, billing details and advanced configuration options.

 

The Billing Template configuration dialogue allows you to define up to 50 templates with matching criteria. This allows you to allocate different costs and usage rates for each Site, Group or User in your environment.

 

The 'Advanced Settings Dialogue' allows you to 'tweak' log file processing options and also setup advanced integration options for use with RSA ACE/Server.

 

What is the difference between the Extended and Lite versions of RADREP?

To cater for the diverse range of business sizes and reporting requirements, RADREP is available in both a Lite version and an Extended version.

RADREP Lite is restricted to retrieving user information from RADIUS log files only and not from any other external sources such as a custom CSV file or RSA's ACE/Server database. Due to this restriction the Lite version does not have the ability to group users by Site/Location or Group/Department. Therefore, it can only generate reports for either an individual user or the entire user base, but not for select communities of users. The Lite version does have basic billing capabilities, allowing you to charge all users based on either their 'usage time' or 'data volume' consumption, but not using a mixture of both. It does not provide the ability to bill/charge different end users at different rates for their usage time or data volume bandwidth consumption.

RADREP Extended has no functionality restrictions. With the Extended version you are able to read in additional user information (from either a custom CSV file or the RSA ACE/Server) which enables the grouping of users and therefore the ability to generate reports for select communities of users. The Extended version provides up to 50 billing templates and supports mixed mode billing. Mixed mode billing allows you to bill/charge some users by 'usage time' and others by 'data volume' consumption, while also providing the flexibility to charge different Sites, Groups and Users at different charge rates.

 

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