Configuring TACACS+ Authentication (NSM Procedure)

To use TACACS+ authentication, you must configure at least one TACACS+ server. Configuring TACACS+ authentication involves identifying the TACACS+ server, specifying the secret (password) of the TACACS+ server, and setting the source address of the device's TACACS+ requests to the loopback address of the device.

To configure TACACS+ authentication:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab and then double-click the device for which you want to configure TACACS+ authentication.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select System > TACACS+ Server.
  4. Add or modify TACACS+ settings as specified in Table 26.
  5. Click one:
    • New—Adds a new TACACS+ server.
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

Table 26: TACACS+ Authentication Configuration Details

Option

Function

Your Action

Name

Specifies the IP address of the TACACS+ server.

Enter the IP address of the TACACS+ server.

Secret

Specifies the shared secret (password) of the TACACS+ server. The secret is stored as an encrypted value in the configuration database.

Enter the shared secret of the TACACS+ server.

Source Address

Specifies the source address to be included in the TACACS+ server requests by the device. In most cases, you can use the loopback address of the device.

Enter the loopback address of the device.

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