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    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 1
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the root authentication settings.

    Table 1: 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.

    Published: 2013-01-06