Different Secrets

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Twitch
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Different Secrets

Can someone explain the difference between the Shared Secret and the Secret passwords in the screenshot below, please?

 

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Thanks!!

 

Twitch

 

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CptnCrnch
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Re: Different Secrets

The first one is the secret needed on your VPN client connection

The second is the shared secret between your MX and your RADIUS server

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CptnCrnch
Kind of a big deal

Re: Different Secrets

The first one is the secret needed on your VPN client connection

The second is the shared secret between your MX and your RADIUS server

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Twitch
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Re: Different Secrets

@CptnCrnch- Perfect! Thank you.

 

So the second one needs to be the same on both the MX and the RADIUS server, correct, or the connection between the two will fail?

 

CptnCrnch
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Re: Different Secrets

Exactly!

Inderdeep
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Re: Different Secrets

@CptnCrnch : Bulls Eye 🎯

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Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
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Re: Different Secrets

@CptnCrnch @Inderdeep - Thanks much! This turned-out to be the solution to my problem I was having with my client VPN after transitioning to L3 switching on our stack. The authentication between the MX and RADIUS server was broken, and the client VPN was failing when using RADIUS.

 

I reset the Secret password on the MX and the client VPN started working perfectly again.

 

Thanks for the response!!

 

Twitch

Inderdeep
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Re: Different Secrets

@Twitch : good luck bro ! happy to help .. although it was @CptnCrnch 

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Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
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Re: Different Secrets

@Inderdeep- Yup. You helped to reinforce it though. 😉

 

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