Configuring Root Authentication (NSM Procedure)

You can configure the authentication methods for the root-level user, whose username is "root."

To configure root authentication:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab. Then double-click the device for which you want to configure root authentication.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select System > Root Authentication.
  4. Enter a plaintext password in the Plain text Password Value.

    Note: You can specify only one plain text password.

  5. Add or modify settings as described in Table 192
  6. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the root authentication settings.

Table 192: Root Authentication Configuration Details



Your Action

System > Login > User > user > Authentication > Ssh Dsa / Ssh Rsa


Specifies the ssh Dsa or ssh Rsa name

Enter a name.


Supplies a descriptive comment for the ssh.

(Optional) Enter a comment


Specifies the pattern list of allowed hosts.

Enter the pattern-list of allowed hosts.

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