Credentials in LMS 3.2

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Aug 12th, 2010

I'm not sure what I'm missing but I can't for the life of me figure out where to set up the SSH and enable credentials in CiscoWorks. I've been searching for a while now and I'm worried that I may be going crazy. I know that under RME there is a section for device credentials but the only option it gives is for SNMP, HTTP, Secondary, and default credentials. I KNOW I've seen where I can put in telnet/ssh/etc credentials in one spot but now I can't find it.
I'm trying to refresh the config archive but it's returning errors on SSH communication.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance

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Correct Answer by yjdabear about 6 years 5 months ago

I think the confusion stems from the new "credential sets" function introduced in LMS 3.2. The idea is "Now you can create multiple sets of default  credentials and assign the sets based on policies, that is, IP address,  host name, or display name."

Figures 26 & 27 illustrate the new credential sets concept:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps6528/ps2425/white_paper_c07-552114.html

Since you're looking to change passwords, I believe you will need to 1) update the existing Credential Set(s), and 2) do a mass-update of existing devices, due to the following caveat:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_common_services_software/3.3/user/guide/dcr.html#wp1958697

"The devices that are already added or imported  into DCR will not be affected if you edit the values of the default  credentials or remove the default credentials from DCR."

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yjdabear Thu, 08/12/2010 - 10:25

I think the confusion stems from the new "credential sets" function introduced in LMS 3.2. The idea is "Now you can create multiple sets of default  credentials and assign the sets based on policies, that is, IP address,  host name, or display name."

Figures 26 & 27 illustrate the new credential sets concept:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps6528/ps2425/white_paper_c07-552114.html

Since you're looking to change passwords, I believe you will need to 1) update the existing Credential Set(s), and 2) do a mass-update of existing devices, due to the following caveat:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_common_services_software/3.3/user/guide/dcr.html#wp1958697

"The devices that are already added or imported  into DCR will not be affected if you edit the values of the default  credentials or remove the default credentials from DCR."

james-mccarthy Thu, 08/12/2010 - 11:15

Thanks! I knew something had changed but I guess it seemed a little odd that they'd merge telnet/ssh into "default credentials".
Thanks again!

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