RFC 8044

Data Types in RADIUS, January 2017

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RFC 2865, RFC 3162, RFC 4072, RFC 6158, RFC 6572, RFC 7268
A. DeKok
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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC8044

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RADIUS specifications have used data types for two decades without defining them as managed entities. During this time, RADIUS implementations have named the data types and have used them in attribute definitions. This document updates the specifications to better follow established practice. We do this by naming the data types defined in RFC 6158, which have been used since at least the publication of RFC 2865. We provide an IANA registry for the data types and update the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry to include a Data Type field for each attribute. Finally, we recommend that authors of RADIUS specifications use these types in preference to existing practice. This document updates RFCs 2865, 3162, 4072, 6158, 6572, and 7268.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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