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Configuring User Authentication Servers

In pfSense® software, authentication servers are managed centrally under System > User Manager, on the Servers tab. This central location takes the place of the similar settings that used to be present in many subsystems but managed separately.

LDAP or RADIUS servers may be added, and then they will available for use in other places in the system such as OpenVPN, IPsec, or Captive Portal.

After adding an authentication source, it may be tested by visiting Diagnostics > Authentication. Select an Authentication Server, provide a Username and Password, then click Test. The result will be displayed. Check the output of the test, the System Log, and logs on the authentication server for more information.

When using an authentication server to control access to the pfSense webGUI, group membership relies on the existence of a local group to match the name of a group on the authentication server.