Extract YubiRadius from VMware image

In this post which is part of the series on how to import YubiRadius, a Free Radius appliance implementing OTP validation, into Xen Open source Hypervisor, we will extract the files from the VMware image and build a .tar file to eventually unpack it in a DomU .img

Yubico distributes its YubiRadius appliance in 2 formats: OVF and VMware. I was able to extract the appliance (more…)

Building a functional DomU with XEN

This post is part of a series of posts on how to import YubiRadius, a Free Radius appliance implementing OTP validation, into Xen Open source Hypervisor.
This first step in our quest to build our authentication server, actually has little to to with YubiRadius but a lot with running a para-virtual guest domain. We will then use the resulting (more…)

HOWTO Convert YubiRadius for Xen

This post introduces a series of posts on how to import YubiRadius, a Free Radius appliance implementing OTP validation, into Xen Open source Hypervisor.

Introduction

Yubico makes available a preconfigured appliance called YubiRadius that allows Authentication and Authorization using their Yubi Key token and implements the Radius protocol (which can be used by other devices to exchange AAA information).

This appliance is based on FreeRadius, Apache, Open LDAP and runs on a Debian Squeeze distribution.
The appliance (more…)

Authentication and One Time Password

This post set the foundation concepts for strong authentication methods for their perspective implementation through the conversion of YubiRadius, a VMware appliance based on Free Radius end implementing OTP validation, into Xen Open source Hypervisor.

Do we need strong authentication?

Bottom Line Up Front (more…)

Welcome to Fabio’s Tech Corner

This website is about those technical activities that require a planning and training process I really enjoy doing, such as:
– building robust, complex and secure networks;
– Technical diving and dive risk management;
– Activities connected to flying.
The posts are organized in Topics and indexed in the Topics Index page.

Seagull Jonathan

Flying

I was an IT guy with the love for flying: I could legally fly a plane before driving a car and before then I was hacking the firmware of a Commodore 64, but IT wouldn’t pay for flying so I switched hobby with work: flying for a living and IT as a hobby. What remained a constant in all of this was my love for the Sea and diving. That is the main reason the icon on the page is a Seagull. I am still in love with these three activities and, in the case of IT, especially with the background networking bits: Routers, Switches, Access Servers and the mechanics to make all of this working. Your Comments are welcome to improve the site and develop topics of interest. Thank you for visiting.