References > Component Monitor Types > RADIUS User Experience Monitor

RADIUS User Experience monitor

This component monitor uses synthetic transactions to test user authentication through the RADIUS protocol. The synthetic transaction does the following:

  1. Connect to server.
  2. Send RADIUS credential and shared secret.
  3. Validate response.
  4. Measure response time.

Polling Method

The Orion agent for Windows polling method is supported for this component monitor. Orion agent for Linux is not supported.


This component monitor does not compute a statistic.

Field Descriptions


This field provides a default description of the monitor. You have the ability to override the default description by adding to or replacing the text, which is automatically saved. The variable to access this field is ${UserDescription}.

Enable Component

Determines whether the component is enabled. Disabling the component leaves it in the application in a deactivated state not influencing either SolarWinds SAM application availability or status.

Credential for Monitoring

Select a RADIUS credential or create one in the Quick Credentials section.

Authentication Port Number

This field is the RADIUS protocol authentication port. The default value is 1812. Cisco devices may require port 1645.

Accounting Port Number

This field is the RADIUS protocol accounting port. The default value is 1813. Cisco devices may require port 1646.

Secret Key

This field is the RADIUS protocol shared key.

Response Time Threshold

These fields allow you to set warning and critical threshold conditions based on the response time. The response time is the time in milliseconds it takes SolarWinds SAM to determine that a component is not Down and to retrieve any statistical data.

User Notes

This field allows you to add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.