SNMP 3 on MDS switches

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Aug 29th, 2007
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We would like to enable SNMP3 access to our MDS switches.

All user accounts are authenticated thru a RADIUS server.

How can we specify privacy passwords (for trafic encryption) for these user accounts?

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eastcoast5 Wed, 08/29/2007 - 21:07
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This seems to apply to local users only.

How can we specify privacy passwords for Radius users that are not local?


SNMPv3 user management can be centralized at the AAA server level. This centralized user management allows the SNMP agent running on the Cisco MDS switch to leverage the user authentication service of the AAA server. Once user authentication is verified, the SNMP PDUs are processed further. Additionally, the AAA server is also used to store user group names. SNMP uses the group names to apply the access/role policy that is locally available in the switch.


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