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Modifying the Authentication Mode on the Devices

 

Junos Space Network Management Platform supports RSA, DSS, and ECDSA keys for key-based authentication. Junos Space Platform automates the processes for creating and uploading the keys. It also tracks and reports the authentication status of each device in the Devices workspace.

You can use this workflow to modify credentials on multiple devices, or change the authentication mechanism from credentials based to Junos Space Platform key based, credentials -based to custom key based or Junos Space Platform key based to custom key-based.

To modify the authentication mode on the devices:

  1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Network Management Platform > Devices > Device Management.

    The Device Management page appears.

  2. Select the devices for which you want to modify the authentication.
  3. Select Device Access > Modify Authentication from the Actions menu.

    The Modify Authentication pop-up window is displayed.

    • To modify the existing credentials on the selected devices:

      1. In the Username field, enter the username of the device.

        If the user does not exist on the device, the user is automatically created.

      2. In the Password field, enter the password of the device.
      3. In the Confirm Password field, reenter the password.
      4. Select the Change on device check box.
      5. Click Modify.

        A Job is created. You can view the status of this job in the Job Management workspace.

    • To modify the authentication mode from Junos Space Platform key-based to custom key-based:

      1. Select the Key Based option button.
      2. In the Username field, enter the username of the device.

        If the user does not exist on the device, the user is automatically created.

      3. Select the Use Space Key option button.
      4. Click Modify.

        A job is created and the public key is uploaded to devices. You can view the status of this job in the Job Management workspace.

    • To modify the authentication mode from credentials based or Junos Space Platform key based to custom key based:

      1. Select the Key Based option button.
      2. In the Username field, enter the username of the device.

        If the user does not exist on the device, the user is automatically created.

      3. Select the Use Custom Key option button.
      4. (Optional) In the Passphrase field, enter the passphrase created when you generated the private key.
      5. Click the Browse button next to the Private Key field to upload the private key for the managed devices.
      6. Click Modify.

        A job is created and the private key is uploaded to the Junos Space server. You can view the status of this job in the Job Management workspace.

Click Cancel to close the Modify Authentication pop-up window.

You are redirected to the Device Management page.