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.
    user@host> configure [edit]user@host#

    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.
    [edit]user@host# edit system login [edit system login]user@host#

    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.
    [edit system login]user@host# edit user nchen

    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 (" ").
    [edit system login user nchen]user@host# set full-name "Nathan Chen"
  5. Configure an account class. The account class sets the user access privileges for the account.
    [edit system login user nchen]user@host# set class super-user
  6. Configure an authentication method and password for the account.
    [edit system login user nchen]user@host# set authentication plain-text-password New password: Retype new password:

    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.
    [edit system login user nchen]user@host# commit commit complete

    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.
    [edit system login user nchen]user@host# top [edit]user@host# exit Exiting configuration mode
  9. Log out of the SRC software.
    user@host> exit [user@host]#
  10. To test your changes, log back in with the user account and password that you just configured.
    --- SRC CLI 7.0 build CLI.A.7.0.0.0171(c) 2005-2006 Juniper Networks Inc.nchen@host>

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