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

Summary: How to set up user on Dell switch, How to set up user on Dell Powerconnect, How to set up user on Dell N Series

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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(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.


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Affected Product
PowerSwitch N3000 Series, PowerConnect 3524, PowerConnect 3548, PowerConnect 3548P, PowerConnect 5524, PowerConnect 5524P, PowerConnect 5548, PowerConnect 5548p, PowerConnect 6224, PowerConnect 6224F, PowerConnect 6224P, PowerConnect 6248 , PowerConnect 6248P, PowerConnect 7024, PowerConnect 7024F, PowerConnect 7024P, PowerConnect 7048, PowerConnect 7048P, PowerConnect 7048R, PowerConnect 8024, PowerConnect 8024F, PowerConnect 8100 Series ...
Last Published Date

10 Apr 2021



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How To