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Modifying the Basic Configuration for Security Devices

You can use the Basic Setup section on the Modify Configuration page to modify the basic configuration for a device. You can modify settings related to hostname and device name, system time, basic protocols, users, DNS, and SNMP.

Note: Refer to the Junos OS documentation (available at https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/release-independent/junos/information-products/pathway-pages/junos/product/) for a particular release and device. There you can find detailed information on the configuration parameters for that device.

Procedure

To modify the basic configuration:

  1. Select Devices > Security Devices.

    The Security Devices page appears.

  2. Select the devices whose configuration you want to modify.
  3. From the More or right-click menu, select Configuration > Modify Configuration.

    The Modify Configuration page appears with the Basic Setup section selected by default.

  4. Modify the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 63.
  5. After modifying the configuration, you can cancel the changes, save the changes, preview the changes, or save the changes and deploy the configuration on the device. See Modifying the Configuration of Security Devices.

Table 63: Basic Setup

Setting

Guideline

Hostname

Modify the hostname of the device.

Domain Name

Modify the name of domain in which the device is located.

System Time Setting

Time Zone

Select the local time zone in which the device is located.

NTP Server

Existing NTP servers are displayed in a table with the server name, authentication key, NTP server version, and whether the server is preferred (True) or not (False). You can perform the following actions:

  • Add an NTP Server—
    1. Click + to add an NTP server.

      The Add NTP Server page appears.

    2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 64.
    3. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, an NTP server is created and a confirmation message is displayed at the top of the Modify Configuration page.

  • Modify NTP server settings—Select an NTP server and click the pencil icon to modify the settings.

    The Edit NTP Server page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create an NTP server. You can modify some of the fields on this page. See Table 64 for an explanation of the fields.

  • Delete NTP servers—Select one or more NTP servers and click the X icon to delete the NTP servers.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected NTP servers are deleted.

Protocols

FTP File Transfers

Select this check box to allow FTP file transfers to and from the device.

SSH Access

Select this check box to allow SSH access to the device.

Telnet Login

Select this check box to allow telnet access to the device.

User Management

 

Existing users are displayed in a table with their username, full name, and login type. You can perform the following actions:

  • Add a user—
    1. Click + to add a user on the device.

      The Add User page appears.

    2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 65.
    3. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, a user is created and a confirmation message is displayed at the top of the Modify Configuration page.

  • Modify a user—Select a user and click the pencil icon to modify the settings.

    The Edit User page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create a user. You can modify some of the fields on this page. See Table 65 for an explanation of the fields.

  • Delete users—Select one or more users and click the X icon to delete the users.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected users are deleted.

DNS Setting

 

Existing DNS server IP addresses are displayed in a table. You can perform the following actions:

  • Add a DNS server—
    1. Click + to add a DNS server.

      The Add DNS Server page appears.

    2. In the IP Address field, enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address of the DNS server.
    3. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, a DNS server is created and a confirmation message is displayed at the top of the Modify Configuration page.

  • Delete DNS servers—Select one or more DNS servers and click the X icon to delete the DNS servers.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected DNS servers are deleted.

SNMP

Location

Specify the location where the device is physically located.

Community

Existing SNMP communities are displayed in a table with the name and authorization for each community. You can perform the following actions:

  • Add an SNMP community—
    1. Click + to add an SNMP community on the device.

      The Add SNMP Community page appears.

    2. Specify the following fields:
      • Name—Specify the name of the SNMP community string.
      • Authorization—Select the authorization for the SNMP community. If you select read-only, the user can read the information from the device by using the SNMP GET command. If you select read-write, in addition to reading the information, the user can also modify the configuration on the device using the SNMP SET command.
    3. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, an SNMP community is created and a confirmation message is displayed at the top of the Modify Configuration page.

  • Modify an SNMP community—Select an SNMP community and click the pencil icon to modify the settings.

    The Edit SNMP Community page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create an SNMP community. You can modify some of the fields on this page. See the preceding bullet for an explanation of the fields.

  • Delete SNMP community entries—Select one or more SNMP community entries and click the X icon to delete the communities.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected SNMP communities are deleted.

Trap Target

Existing SNMP trap groups are displayed in a table with the name and category for each trap group. You can perform the following actions:

  • Add an SNMP trap group—
    1. Click + to add an SNMP trap group on the device.

      The Add SNMP Trap Group page appears.

    2. In the Name field, specify the name of the SNMP trap group.
    3. Select the SNMP trap types or categories to be associated with the trap group.
    4. Click OK.

      If the fields entered are valid, an SNMP trap group is created and a confirmation message is displayed at the top of the Modify Configuration page.

  • Modify an SNMP trap group—Select an SNMP trap group and click the pencil icon to modify the settings.

    The Edit SNMP Trap Group page appears, showing the same fields that are presented when you create an SNMP trap group. You can modify some of the fields on this page. See the preceding bullet for an explanation of the fields.

  • Delete SNMP trap groups—Select one or more trap groups and click the X icon to delete the trap groups.

    The Warning page appears. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. The selected SNMP trap group are deleted.

Table 64: Add NTP Server Settings

Setting

Guideline

Name

Specify the name or IP address of the remote NTP server.

Key

Specify the key number used to encrypt authentication fields in all packets sent to the NTP server.

Version

Specify the version number used in outgoing NTP server packets.

Prefer

Specify the NTP server as the preferred server if you configured more than one.

Table 65: Add User Settings

Setting

Guideline

Username

Enter the username of the user (up to 64 characters) on the device.

User ID

Enter a user ID, which is a numeric identifier that is associated with the username.

If you do not assign a user ID to a username, the system automatically assigns one when the configuration is pushed to the device.

Range: 100 through 64,000.

Full Name

Enter the full name of the user on the device; all alphanumeric characters are allowed except colon (:).

Password

Enter a password that is a minimum of six characters long and that must contain at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character.

Confirm Password

Re-enter the password for confirmation purposes.

Login Type

Select the login type of the user, which defines the access privileges for a user. The following login types are available:

  • Super-user—All permissions.
  • Operator—Clear, network, reset, trace, and view permissions.
  • Read-only—View permissions.
  • Unauthorized—No permissions.
  • Wheel—Custom or vendor-specific login type.

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