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    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 1.
    5. Click one:
      • New—Adds a new TACACS+ server.
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: 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.

    Published: 2013-01-06