User accounts

To view or change configuration settings on the switch, users must log in with a valid account. Authentication of user accounts can be performed locally on the switch, or by using the services of an external TACACS+ or RADIUS server.

Two types of user accounts are supported:
  • Operators: Operators can view configuration settings, but cannot change them. No operator accounts are created by default.
  • Administrators: Administrators can view and change configuration settings. A default locally stored administrator account is created with username set to admin and no password. You set the administrator account password as part of the initial configuration procedure for the switch.