Configuring Authentication for SNMPv3 Users (SRC CLI)

For SNMPv3 users, you can configure the authentication type and the password used for authentication. The type of authentication can be Message Digest 5 (MD5) or Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA). By default, authentication is not configured for SNMPv3 users.

To configure authentication for SNMPv3 users:

  1. From configuration mode, access the configuration statement that configures the authentication type.

    To configure MD5 authentication:

    [edit]user@host# set snmp v3 usm local-engine user username authentication-md5

    To configure SHA authentication:

    [edit] user@host# set snmp v3 usm local-engine user username authentication-sha
  2. Specify the authentication password.

    To configure authentication password for MD5:

    [edit] user@host# set snmp v3 usm local-engine user username authentication-md5 authentication-password

    To configure authentication password for SHA:

    [edit] user@host# set snmp v3 usm local-engine user username authentication-sha authentication-password

    The password must contain at least eight characters.

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