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    Creating New Users on Multiple Network Elements

    Use this procedure to add the same set of new users to multiple network elements.

    Note: The PSM server treats each network element separately, launching individual tasks to communicate with and configure each NE. A task failure for one NE does not affect tasks for the other NEs.

    Note: PSM connects to each NE using the login credentials that you supplied when you connected to the PSM server. Therefore each NE must be configured with these same login credentials for this procedure to be successful.

    Note: PSM connects to each NE using the applicable protocol for that NE type. When connecting to an NE over SSH (e.g. BTI7800), the SSH key provided by the NE must match the expected key (if the key was previously stored). If the key supplied by the NE does not match the expected key, the task times out and fails. Under normal situations, the supplied key matches the expected key. However, if the NE operating system has been re-installed, the keys might not match. In this situation, you will need to remove the expected key from the PSM server machine's ~/.ssh/known_hosts file. One method of doing this is to issue the following Linux command from a Linux shell on the PSM server machine:

    # sed -i '/NE_IP_address/d' ~/.ssh/known_hosts

    where NE_IP_address is the IP address of the NE.

    This procedure is supported on BTI7000 Series, BTI7800 Series, BTI800 Series, and BTI700 Series (excluding BTI718E) NEs.

    1. To create one or more new users, select one or more network elements from the main topology window or from the tree view.
    2. Right-click and select Scripts>Network Elements>Create New Users.

      The "Create New Users" dialog appears with the list of selected network elements at the top:

      Note: The "Selected Network Element(s)" box has limited space to display network elements. In situations where the number of selected network elements is large, some network elements might not be displayed. This is normal behavior and does not affect script execution, which runs for all selected network elements, regardless of whether they appear in the list or not.

    3. Click Add to add a user.

      A new row appears.

    4. Click inside each field and add the necessary information. Select the "Role" from a pull-down menu.

      • Username - the username for the new user. It must be unique on the NEs that are being configured. After entering the Username, make sure you click outside of the Username box to exit Username entry mode.
      • Password - the password must be at least six characters long and no more than ten characters long, even though this constraint might not exist when adding users to the NEs directly (using the CLI). Allowable characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and the following special characters: !@#$%^&()_+[]{}.~`<>. After entering the password, make sure you click outside of the Password box to exit Password entry mode.
      • Role - the privileges that the new user will have. The mapping of roles on the NE is below:

        Create New Users Role

        Mapped to role on BTI7000 Series

        superuser

        superuser

        provisioning

        provisioning

        maintenance

        maintenance

        surveillance

        surveillance

        Create New Users Role

        Mapped to role on BTI7800 Series

        superuser

        superuser

        provisioning

        provisioning

        surveillance

        surveillance

        Create New Users Role

        Mapped to role on BTI800 Series

        superuser

        admin

        provisioning

        operator

        surveillance

        viewer

        Create New Users Role

        Mapped to role on BTI700 Series

        superuser

        administrators

        provisioning

        operators

        maintenance

        users

        surveillance

        guests

      • Timeout - the idle timeout before automatically logging the user out. This only applies to the BTI7000 Series NEs, and has no effect on the other NE types.
    5. Add as many users as desired. You can delete a row by selecting it and clicking Delete.
    6. When you are finished, click OK.

      The PSM server launches a task for each NE being configured.

    7. Look at the Tasks window to verify that each task has completed successfully. A "Create New Users" task can fail for an NE if a user being added already exists on that NE.

      In the following example, the "Create New Users" task was successful for 10.1.205.9 but failed for 10.1.205.8.

      Note: A failure usually indicates that at least one username being added already exists on the NE. The script does not add duplicate usernames, but continues to add all non-duplicate usernames. It is good practice to log in to each failed NE (using the proNX 900) to verify which users have been added successfully and which failed.

    This procedure is now complete.

    Modified: 2017-06-30