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9509 Temporary admin username/password

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?

Community Member

Re: 9509 Temporary admin username/password

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

Cisco Employee

Re: 9509 Temporary admin username/password

under the configuration mode, issue command:

username password 5 role network-admin

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Re: 9509 Temporary admin username/password

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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