Dell Command Line Reference Guide for the S4048–ON System 9.14.2.4

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password

Specify a password for users on terminal lines.

Syntax
password [encryption-type] password

To delete a password, use the no password password command.

Parameters
encryption-type
(OPTIONAL) Enter either zero (0) or 7 as the encryption type for the password entered. The options are
  • 0 is the default and means the password is not encrypted and stored as clear text.
  • 7 means that the password is encrypted and hidden.
password
Enter a text string up to 96 characters long. The first character of the password must be a letter. You cannot use spaces in the password.
Defaults
No password is configured.
Command Modes
LINE
Command History

This guide is platform-specific. For command information about other platforms, see the relevant Dell EMC Networking OS Command Line Reference Guide.

Version
Description
9.13(0.0)
Changed the maximum length of the password from 32 to 96.
9.10(0.1)
Introduced on the S6010-ON and S4048T-ON.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S3148.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S6100-ON.
9.8(2.0)
Introduced on the S3100 series.
9.8(1.0)
Introduced on the Z9100-ON.
9.8(0.0P5)
Introduced on the S4048-ON.
9.8(0.0P2)
Introduced on the S3048-ON.
9.7(0.0)
Introduced on the S6000–ON.
9.2(1.0)
Introduced on the Z9500.
9.0.2.0
Introduced on the S6000.
8.3.19.0
Introduced on the S4820T.
8.3.11.1
Introduced on the Z9000.
8.3.7.0
Introduced on the S4810.
7.6.1.0
Introduced on the S-Series.
7.5.1.0
Introduced on the C-Series.
pre-6.1.1.0
Introduced on the E-Series.
Usage Information
Dell EMC Networking OS prompts users for these passwords when the method for authentication or authorization used is "line".
Related Commands
  • enable password — sets the password for the enable command.
  • login authentication — configures an authentication method to log in to the switch.
  • service password-encryption — encrypts all passwords configured in Dell EMC Networking OS.
  • radius-server key — configures a key for all RADIUS communications between the switch and the RADIUS host server.
  • tacacs-server key — configures a key for communication between a TACACS+ server and client.
  • username — establishes an authentication system based on user names.

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