Documentation forServer & Application Monitor

RADIUS User Experience Monitor

This SAM component monitor uses synthetic transactions to test user authentication through the RADIUS protocol.

The synthetic transaction does the following:

  1. Connects to server.
  2. Sends RADIUS credential and shared secret.
  3. Validates the response.
  4. Measures the response time.

This SAM feature does not currently support polling via Orion Remote Collectors.

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


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

Changing the default description to specify what will be monitored can be helpful when receiving alerts and notifications later.

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

Click a credential in the list, or use the <Inherit credential from node> option. If the credential you need is not in the credentials list, add it in the Credentials Library. See Understand the Credentials Library for details.

Authentication Port Number

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

Accounting Port Number

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

Secret Key

The RADIUS protocol shared key.

Response Time Threshold

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

Add notes for easy reference. You can access this field by using the variable, ${UserNotes}.