Configuring Diag Port Authentication (NSM Procedure)

You can configure passwords for performing diagnostics on the router's System Control Board (SCB), System and Switch Board (SSB), Switching and Forwarding Module (SFM), or Forwarding Engine Board (FEB) ports. This password provides an extra level of security.

To configure diag port 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 the diag port authentication.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select System > Diag Port Authentication.
  4. In the Diag Port Authentication workspace, enter a plain text password value.
  5. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the diag port authentication settings.

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