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June 2, 2017

Howto install DMASoftlab Radius Manager in Centos 7 – 64bit

Filed under: Radius Manager — Tags: , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 12:17 PM



No doubt, Radius billing is one of the most important point of focus in any ISP network. ISP finance depends on this system to work smoothly. There are various ready made radius application based on LINUX are available in the market to cater different requirements of various operators. Among many, DMASoftlab Radius Manager is one of the most cheapest but feature rich radius candidate starting from 99$ only. It provide variety of options for any ISP. best thing is its ONE TIME COST only & it works life time ūüôā , you can install it locally on your system or on cloud as well, it requires Linux base OS like Debian/Ubuntu/Centos. Its full features can be viewed at Radius Manager¬†web site. It required very little resources to run, provide plenty of user administration functions, backup / restoration / management is quite simple as well. plus in background you can accompany it with many scripting of your own to perform various customized functions.

We all know that cloud is every where now and almost all hosting providers are now providing latest versions of operating system like Centos 7. Some of us are well aware that DMA Radius Manager is quite comfortable with following flavors of nix …

  • Ubuntu 12.4 / 32bit [*** Best OS & my personnel choice, as recovery & troubleshooting is much easier in this variant]
  • Centos 6.5/6.6

But now a days many operators are switching to cloud where hosting providers are not providing older versions of centos/ubuntu. As i had to do few installation on cloud for few clients & I had to recall all the bits & bytes to do the installation every time, therefore I am posting step by step copy paste friendly version of guide on howto install Radius Manager in Centos 7. I posted ready made scripts for Ubuntu 12 Installation Script &Centos 6 in previous guides but This one is for Centos 7 to make installation quicker. I will make its script but better to do it manually as Centos 7 is a bit tricky which will give you some tough time in various aspects

  • OS Used in this guide =¬†CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core)


1# Disabling Firewall to avoid interruption

First we will update YUM & install nano for easy text editing, as many of us are not much comfortable with VI. NANO is better …

yum install update
yum -y install nano

* Disable IPTABLES

service iptables stop
chkconfig iptables off

* Disable SELINUX

So that it may not interfere with our installation/accessing. To disable builtin firewall permanently in centos, edit following

nano /etc/selinux/config

and change the




Save & Exit .

*Disable Firewall(Daemon)

Now Disable Firewall’Daemon’ so that it may not interfere with our installation/accessing

systemctl status firewalld
systemctl stop firewalld
systemctl disable firewalld

Reboot system to take effect.

2# Installing various supporting modules !

1- Installing EPEL Repo to download various other supporting packages like mysql,apache etc

rpm -ivh
yum -y install mc wget crontabs make gcc libtool-ltdl curl mysql-devel php php-mysql php-gd php-snmp php-process ntp alpine mariadb-server mariadb php-mcrypt cronie wget net-tools psmisc
yum -y install glibc.i686
systemctl start mariadb.service
systemctl enable mariadb.service

3# Configuring Mysql Section

Now initiate mysql initial setup


Above command will ask few queries, read and select accordingly. ** Make sure to setup mysql root password **

*Now start / enable APACHE services 

systemctl start httpd.service
systemctl enable httpd.service

4# Adding IONCUBE module in PHP

Verify your PHP version  by php -v & copy the iocube load accordingly.
At my station, I had `PHP 5.4.16 (cli) (built: Nov  6 2016 00:29:02)` version installed by YUM.

tar -xvzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
cd ioncube
mv /usr/lib64/php/modules/
chmod 777 /usr/lib64/php/modules/

Now add ioncube library in php

nano /etc/php.ini

and add following line after [PHP] heading, usually this heading is in first line.

zend_extension = /usr/lib64/php/modules/

& restart APACHE service so it can load the new module

systemctl restart httpd.service

re-run ‚Äč‚Äč’php -v to verify¬†you have something like [if successfull]

PHP 5.4.16 (cli) (built: Nov 6 2016 00:29:02)
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
with the ionCube PHP Loader (enabled) + Intrusion Protection from unconfigured) v6.1.0 (), Copyright (c) 2002-2017, by ionCube Ltd.

5# Download FREERADIUS & compile.

cd /temp
tar -xvzf freeradius-server-2.2.0-dma-patch-2.tar.gz
cd freeradius-server-2.2.0
make install

Above may take some time to compile. After its done, issue following command to initiate radius

radiusd -X

If you get error in first attempt, try to run it again, and you may see following message on success


Now press CTRL+C to return to command prompt.


6- Radius DB creation in MYSQL

Create mysql DATABASES for radius usage. Make sure to change the passwords where required, example mysql root password. It’s OK to use default passwords for the test flight, but for production server Its Highly recommended to use different passwords while you do the installation.

mysql -u root -pYOURMYSQLPASS
CREATE USER 'radius'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'radius123';
CREATE USER 'conntrack'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'conn123';
GRANT ALL ON radius.* TO radius@localhost;
GRANT ALL ON conntrack.* TO conntrack@localhost;

7# Download & Install RADIUS MANAGER 4.1.0

cd /temp/
tar zxvf radiusmanager-4.1.0.tgz
cd radiusmanager-4.1.0
chmod 755
# Now start the Radius Install Script.
# once you will run INSTALL.SH , it will ask various queries, select according to your OS choice 


8# Access Radius Manager Administration Panel

Now try to access your radius manager admin panel from any browser pointing to ..


If all ok , you will see following window in your browser


* Default ID Password 
ID = admin
Password = 1111



If you see error or blank page, use following Apache error/access logs for further trouble shoot. Most common causes are invalid license files / in-correct php ioncube files.

tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log
tail -f /var/log/httpd/access_log




TIP#1 РHow to create Virtual NIC with customized / cloned MAC address

First check what ethernet name you have currently, mostly its eth0, [change it according to your network].

ip link add link eth0 address 00:11:22:33:44:55 eth0.1 type macvlan
ifconfig eth0.1 up
ifconfig eth0.1

Verify if NIC is created with our desired NIC as well.


# Restart APACHE service if required, YKWIM ; )

systemctl restart httpd.service

TIP#2 – Deploying PATCH 4.1.5 for Centos

DMA released few patches for its radius application. Latest version is 4.1.6 , but I usually prefer to go with 4.1.5. Following is quick copy paste version to upgrade. Make sure that you have proper working installation of radius manager & if you are not much familiarized with the restoration process then you should backup your current installation before proceeding.

mkdir /temp
cd /temp
tar zxvf /temp/radiusmanager-4.1-cumulative_patch.tgz
cd /temp/radiusmanager-4.1-cumulative_patch/
cp -vrf www/radiusmanager/* /var/www/html/radiusmanager
chmod 755 bin/rm*
service rmpoller stop
cp bin/* /usr/local/bin
cp raddb/acct_users /usr/local/etc/raddb
chmod 640 /usr/local/etc/raddb/acct_users
chown root.root /usr/local/etc/raddb/acct_users
service radiusd restart
service rmpoller start

For more information, please refer to

Dmasoftlab Radius Manager 4.1.5 Patch

Note: If you find any errors in this guide, please do let me know

Thanks & Best Regard’s


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