Dell Command Line Reference Guide for the S4048–ON System 9.14.2.8

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username

Establish an authentication system based on user names.

Syntax
username name [access-class access-list-name] [nopassword | {password | secret | sha256-password} [encryption-type] password [dynamic-salt]] [privilege level] [role role-name]

If you do not want a specific user to enter a password, use the nopassword option.

To delete authentication for a user, use the no username name command.

Parameters
name
Enter a text string for the name of the user up to 63 characters.
access-class access-list-name
Enter the keywords access-class then the name of a configured access control list (either an IP access control list or MAC access control list).
nopassword
Enter the keyword nopassword to specify that the user should not enter a password.
password
Enter the keyword password then the encryption-type or the password.
encryption-type
Enter an encryption type for the password that you enter.
  • 0 directs the system to store the password as clear text. It is the default encryption type when using the password option.
  • 8 to indicate that a password encrypted using a sha256 hashing algorithm follows. This encryption type is available with the sha256-password option only, and is the default encryption type for this option.
  • 7 to indicate that a password encrypted using a DES hashing algorithm follows. This encryption type is available with the password option only.
  • 5 to indicate that a password encrypted using an MD5 hashing algorithm follows. This encryption type is available with the secret option only, and is the default encryption type for this option.
password
Enter a string up to 32 characters long.
dynamic-salt
Enter the keyword dynamic-salt to have an additional random input in the password encryption process.
privilege level
Enter the keyword privilege then a number from zero (0) to 15.
role role-name
Enter the keyword role followed by the role name to associate with that user ID.
secret
Enter the keyword secret then the encryption type.
sha256-password
Enter the keyword sha256-password then the encryption-type or the password.
Defaults
The default encryption type for password option is 0. The default encryption type for secret option is 5. The default encryption type for sha256-password option is 8. The default value of privilege level is 1.
Command Modes
CONFIGURATION
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
9.14(1.0)
Introduced dynamic-salt option on the S4810 and S4820T.
9.13.0.0
Enhanced to display a warning message when a weak password is used. Introduced the dynamic-salt option on the MXL, S5000, S4048-ON, S6000, S6000-ON, S3048-ON, S3100 Series, C9010, S4048T-ON, Z9500, Z9100-ON, S6100-ON, S6010-ON.
9.12(1.0)
Introduced on the S5048F–ON.
9.10(0.1)
Introduced on the S6010-ON and S4048T-ON.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S3148.
9.10(0.0)
Added support for the sha256-password option for S3100, S3048–ON, S4048–ON, S4810, S4820T, S5000, S6000, S6000–ON, Z9100–ON, MXL, and Z9500.
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.
9.5(0.0)
Added support for roles on the Z9000, S6000, S4820T, S4810, MXL.
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.
7.7.1.0
Added support for the secret option and the MD5 password encryption. Extended the name from 25 to 63 characters.
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
To view the defined user names, use the show running-config user command. You can use the dynamic-salt option only under the secret and the password options.

When you configure the password, the system alerts if your password does not match the following criteria. The system accepts your password even if these conditions are not met. Dell EMC Networking recommends selecting a strong password for enhanced security.

  • A minimum of eight characters in length
  • A minimum of one lower case letter (a to z)
  • A minimum of one upper case letter (A to Z)
  • A minimum of one numeric character (0 to 9)
  • A minimum of one special character including a space (" !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\]^_`{|}~")
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