OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release 10.4.0E(R3)


username password role

Creates an authentication entry based on a user name and password, and assigns a role to the user.

username username password password role 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.
  • User name and password entries are in clear text.
  • There is no default user role.
Command Mode
Usage Information
  • By default, the password must be at least nine alphanumeric characters. You can enter special characters, such as:
    ! # % & ' ( ) ; < = > [ ] * + - . / : ^ _
    Enter the password in clear text. It is converted to SHA-512 format in the running configuration. 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.
  • The no version of this command deletes authentication for a user.
OS10(config)# username user05 password newpwd404 role sysadmin
Supported Releases
10.2.0E or later

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