How to set a username and password for Web, Telnet access on PowerConnect and N series switches.


How to set a username and password for Web, Telnet access on PowerConnect and N series switches.




Article Summary: This article explains the command needed to set up a username and password for HTTP and/or Telnet access to the PowerConnect switches.



To configure a username and password for Web GUI or Telnet access, run the following commands.

This is an example with the username as Dell, and password as PowerConnect. These are just examples and you should use more complicated, hard to guess credentials to secure your switch.


console>enable

console#configure

console(config)#username Dell password PowerConnect level 15

Note: For the PowerConnect 5500 series switch, and N series switches, the command uses privilege instead of level. There is no difference in functionality. The code programmers changed the command structure using privilege and or level.


console(config)#username Dell password PowerConnect privilege 15

Note: You may make multiple users on the switch, as well as different levels/privilege level of access. Privilege level could be 0,1 or 15 meaning 0 is no access, 1 in read only, and 15 is read and write.







Article ID: HOW10354

Last Date Modified: 01/08/2020 12:30 PM

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