Principles of RADIUSdesk Permanent Users


A Permanent User is typically connected to a warm body-
Someone you can call by name, most often a client who will pay you money for a service and hopefully make your business profitable.

Permanent User Similarities

There are certain similarities between Permanent Users as well as BYOD Devices and Vouchers.

  • They have a Profile associated with them.
  • They belong to a Realm.
  • They have an Owner.
  • Permanent Users and Vouchers both need a password to authenticate with.

Permanent User Specifics

These are the specifics that make a Permanent User a Permanent User. These items are not found in Vouchers. Some of these items may however also be found in BYOD Devices.

  • Permanent Users can have an activation and expiry date. This is a nice feature when contract workers will join your organization for a specified time period. You can register these users before they join and simply specify the date the account will become active and also when the account should expire.
  • A hard or soft cap for data or time can be added. If the profile associated with the user contains a data or time counter, you can override the cap type of this counter on a per user instance.
  • The Personal info of a Permanent User can be added. Since we want to build good relationships with our clients, we can record personal info on a user in order to meet the user's specific requirements in the future.
  • Assign BYOD Devices to users. In the emerging office where BYOD is becoming the rule rather than the exception, this feature makes it a snap to manage each user's devices. The BYOD principles will be discussed in a subsequent document.
  • Add Notes for each user. This can include comments like problems we may have experienced with a user or special arrangements we made with them.
  • Lastly, you can pause or resume the recording of the Permanent User's accounting for a time. This causes accounting records specific to this user to not be recorded in the program's database.