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Configuring a Network Device Protection Profile Authorized Administrator

An account for root is always present in a configuration and is not intended for use in normal operation. In the evaluated configuration, the root account is restricted to the initial installation and configuration of the evaluated device.

An NDPP authorized administrator must have all permissions, including the ability to change the router configuration.

To configure an authorized administrator:

  1. Create a login class named security-admin with all permissions.
  2. Define your NDPP user authorized administrator.


  3. Configure the authentication algorithm for plain-text passwords as sha256.
  4. Commit the changes.

The root password should be reset following the change to sha256 for the password storage format. This ensures the new password is protected using a sha256 hash, rather than the default password hashing algorithm. To reset the root password, use the set system login user root password password command, and confirm the new password when prompted.