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Clearing Local Passwords for Users in Security Director


The Clear Local Passwords feature lets you remove the local password that you assign to users when remote or remote-local authentication is enabled.


This feature is enabled in Security Director only if you have configured remote authentication or remote-local authentication in Junos Space Network Management Platform.

A local password is an emergency password that allows remote users to log in to Junos Space using local authentication (username and password) in the following cases:

  • If the authentication server goes down (in remote mode)

  • If remote authentication fails (in remote-local mode)

To remove local users passwords, you must have the permission to perform the Clear Local Passwords action. However, if you are logged in to Security Director, you cannot perform this action for the user account that you used for logging in.

To clear local passwords for one or more users:

  1. Select Administration > Users & Roles > Users.

    The Users page appears.

  2. Select the users for whom you want to clear the local passwords. From the More or right-click menu, select Clear Local Passwords.

    The Clear Local Passwords page appears, displaying the list of users for whom you want to remove the local passwords.

  3. Click Clear Local Passwords to confirm that you want to clear the local passwords for the selected users.

    The local passwords for the selected users are cleared and you are returned to the Users page.