Managing User Accounts

Getting Started with Users

The Uplogix Local Manager employs a AAA system for user management:

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Auditing

For a user to be able to log into an appliance, they must satisfy the following requirements:

  • The user account exists
  • The user authenticates correctly (password or authorized SSH key)
  • The user has authorization to access a resource (system, ports, and/or modem)

Auditing requirements will be met automatically by the system through session logging.

Minimum Requirements to Log In

In this example, we will configure the minimum requirements for user Brad Smith to log into the Local Manager.

[admin@UplogixLM]# config user bsmith
User bsmith does not exist. Create (y/n): y
[config user bsmith]# system guest
[config user bsmith]# exit

Set the user's password with the config password command.

[admin@UplogixLM]# config password bsmith
New Password: ********
Confirm Password: ********
Password changed.

When Brad Smith tries to log in, he will be presented with:

$ ssh
bsmith's password: ********
Uplogix LMS v6.0 35619 -- Powering Business Uptime
Port     Hostname            Status        Con Eth Uptime   Processor   Last 
                                                           Utilization  Alarm
---- ------------------ ------------------ --- --- ------- ----------- -------
 SYS UplogixLM          OK                      *  1d 2h      14/13/12 20s    
Con(sole) or Eth(ernet) link status indicated with '*'
Processor Utilization displayed as last collected, 1 and 5 minute averages
Last Alarm displays time since last Alarm matched.
 d=day, h=hour, m=minute, s=second
Active alarms exist. Email notification is suspended while you are logged in.

Note that Brad Smith's dashboard is limited to the resources on which he has privileges.

Both authentication and authorization requirements must be met before a user can log in.