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Configuring a User Account


This sample procedure describes how to use the CLI to view system status and to perform a simple configuration change. You configure a new user account, one for your own use or a test account.

To configure a user account on the system:

  1. Log in as user with superuser privileges, start the CLI, and enter configuration mode.

    The prompt in brackets ([edit]), also known as a banner, shows that you are in configuration edit mode, at the top of the hierarchy.

  2. Move to the [edit system login] level of the configuration hierarchy.

    The prompt in brackets changes to [edit system login] to show you are at a new level in the hierarchy.

  3. Add a new user account.

    This example adds an account nchen (for Nathan Chen), but you can use any account name.

  4. Configure a full name for the account. If the name includes spaces, enclose the entire name in quotation marks (" ").

  5. Configure an account class. The account class sets the user access privileges for the account.

  6. Configure an authentication method and password for the account.

    When the new password prompt appears, enter a clear-text password that the system will encrypt, and then confirm the new password.

  7. Commit the configuration.

    Configuration changes are not activated until you commit the configuration. If the commit is successful, a commit complete message appears.

  8. Return to the top level of the configuration, and then exit.

  9. Log out of the SRC software.

  10. To test your changes, log back in with the user account and password that you just configured.

    When you log in, the new username appears at the command prompt.