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    Configuring Encryption for SNMPv3 Users (SRC CLI)

    Before you configure encryption, you must configure the authentication type. See Configuring Authentication for SNMPv3 Users (SRC CLI). You need to use the authentication type and encryption when you query MIB values. By default, if you do not configure encryption for an SNMPv3 user, all clients are allowed access to all MIB values. To restrict access to MIB values and thereby increase security, you need to configure encryption.

    To configure encryption for SNMPv3 users:

    1. From configuration mode, access the configuration statement that configures the encryption.

      To configure AES encryption:

      user@host# edit snmp v3 usm local-engine user username privacy-aes

      To configure DES encryption:

      user@host# edit snmp v3 usm local-engine user username privacy-des
    2. Specify the privacy password.
      user@host# set privacy-password privacy-password

      The password must contain at least eight characters.

    Published: 2014-12-10