9509 Temporary admin username/password

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Jan 16th, 2008

I know this is probably and easy question, but I have no experience with MDS switches:

I have two MDS switches that will need some support done.

I will not be there to log into the switches.

Is it an easy task to set up a second username and password with admin privileges for the support person to get in, so I do not have to give them the Admin username and password that Ciscoworks and everything else is using?

I have this problem too.
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apn Wed, 01/16/2008 - 21:25

You can create an user2 and add this user user2 to the role "network-admin".

tigao Wed, 01/16/2008 - 22:30

under the configuration mode, issue command:

username password 5 role network-admin

wilson_1234_2 Thu, 01/17/2008 - 13:55

Thanks for the reply.

Have you ever seen an issue where you can log into the the MDS using the local administrator account using the network-admin role only if you have an etherent connection to the LAN the switch is on?

When the etherenet is disconnected, you cannot authenticate using the management or serial ports.


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