Configuring Client Lists (NSM Procedure)

You can configure a group of SNMP clients as a client list by providing either the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses for the individual clients that you want to assign to this client list. You can then specify that the members of the list be authorized to use a particular SNMP community. See Configuring SNMP Communities (NSM Procedure) for information about adding a client to a community. If a community is not configured with such specific client addresses in client lists as authorized, then all SNMP clients using this community string are authorized by default to access the device.

To configure client lists in NSM:

  1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. In the Devices list, double-click the device to select it.
  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. In the configuration tree, expand SNMP.
  5. Select Client List.
  6. Click the Add or Edit icon.
  7. Enter the parameters as specified in Table 72.
  8. Click one:
    • OK—To save the changes.
    • Cancel—To cancel the modifications.
    • Apply—To apply the SNMP settings.

Note: After you make changes to a device configuration, you must push that updated device configuration to the physical security device for those changes to take effect. You can update multiple devices at one time. See the Updating Devices section in the Network and Security Manager Administration Guide for more information.

Table 72: Configuring Client List Fields

Option

Function

Your Action

Name

Specifies the names of the client list that you are configuring to have SNMP access privileges.

Any SNMP requests entering the device from client lists other than the ones listed for the community are discarded.

Enter a name for the client list.

Comment

Specifies the comment for the client list.

Enter the comment.

Client Address List

Specifies the addresses of SNMP clients that are authorized to access this device.

  1. Click the New button or select a client address and click the Edit button.
  2. Configure the following to create and define a client address list:
    • Name—Enter an IPv4 or IPv6 address for each client.
    • Comment—Enter a comment for the IPv4 or IPv6 address you specified.
    • Restrict—Select this check box to deny the specified SNMP client list access to the device. If you leave the Restrict check box cleared by default, access is permitted for this particular client list.

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