OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.0E(R3)


Configure user name and password

To set up remote access to OS10, create a new user name and password after you configure the management port and default route. The user role is a mandatory entry.

Enter the password in clear text. It is converted to SHA-512 format in the running configuration. A password must have at least nine alphanumeric and special characters, and at least five different characters from the password previously used for the same username.

For backward compatibility with OS10 releases 10.3.1E and earlier, passwords entered in MD-5, SHA-256, and SHA-512 format are supported.

To increase the required password strength, use the password-attributes command.

  • Create a user name and password in CONFIGURATION mode.
                                        username password 
                                        password role 
    • username username — Enter a text string (up to 32 alphanumeric characters; 1 character minimum).
    • password password — Enter a text string (up to 32 alphanumeric characters; 9 characters minimum).
    • role role — Enter a user role:
      • sysadmin — Full access to all commands in the system, exclusive access to commands that manipulate the file system, and access to the system shell. A system administrator can create user IDs and user roles.
      • secadmin — Full access to configuration commands that set security policy and system access, such as password strength, AAA authorization, and cryptographic keys. A security administrator can display security information, such as cryptographic keys, login statistics, and log information.
      • netadmin — Full access to configuration commands that manage traffic flowing through the switch, such as routes, interfaces, and ACLs. A network administrator cannot access configuration commands for security features or view security information.
      • netoperator — Access to EXEC mode to view the current configuration. A network operator cannot modify any configuration setting on a switch.

Create user name and enter password in clear text

OS10(config)# username user05 password alpha404! role sysadmin

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