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Step 2: Up and Running


Configure User Accounts

You can add new user accounts to the device's local database. User accounts enable authorized users to access the device. You can control the permissions and access privileges of user accounts through login classes. Multiple login classes can be assigned per user account, and you can define as many login classes as you need.

The login password must meet the following criteria:

  • The password must be at least six characters long.

  • You can include most character classes in a password (alphabetic, numeric, and special characters), but you cannot use control characters.

  • The password must contain at least one change of case or character class.

In this example, we show you how to create a login class named operator-and-boot. You'll assign this login class permissions to use the clear, network, reset, trace, and view commands. Then you'll assign the login class to a username and define the encrypted password for the user. You’ll also assign the login class super-user authentication privileges.


This example requires you to navigate various levels in the configuration hierarchy. For instructions on how to do that, see Using the CLI Editor in Configuration Mode in the CLI User Guide.

Here’s how you configure user accounts:

  1. Set the name of the login class, and allow use of the reboot command.
  2. Set the permissions for the login class.
  3. Define the user name, bind the user to the operator-and-boot class, and configure a pre-encrypted password for the user.Note

    In the below step you are entering a pre-encrypted password. You can use the plain-text-password argument if you wish to enter a clear text password that will then be encrypted.

  4. From configuration mode, confirm your configuration by entering the show system login command. If the output does not display the intended configuration, try the configuration instructions in this example again.
  5. If you are done configuring the device, enter commit from configuration mode to apply the configuration.