HP 10504 Installation Manual: Configuring Authentication On A User Interface

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Configure remote access services, for example, Telnet or SSH.
Configure authentication on each user interface, including the AUX interfaces.

Configuring authentication on a user interface

You can configure authentication on a user interface to control access to the switch.
Table 9
describes the Telnet login authentication methods available for a VTY user interface.
Table 9 Telnet login authentication methods
Authentication
method
None
Password
Username and
password
For more information about login methods, see HP 10500 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration
Guide.
Configuring the basic access function
The switch without any configuration can perform basic data forwarding immediately after it is plugged
into a network. To implement more forwarding features, configure the basic network settings in
on the switch.
Table 10 Basic network settings
Setting
IP address
Static routes
VLANs
MSTP
For more information about these features, see HP 10500 Switch Series Configuration Guides.
Verifying the network configuration
To verify the software version and network configuration, execute display commands in any view.
Task
Display the name, model, and system software version of the switch.
Display the current configuration of the switch.
Display the interface status and configuration.
Feature
Easy to configure, allows any user to Telnet
to your switch, and lowest in security
Easy to configure, secure, and flat user
management
Complex to configure, secure, and
hierarchical user management
Description
Enables remote switch management, for example, by using Telnet.
Implement static routing.
Divide the LAN into multiple VLANs for data security.
Avoids loops in a dual-homed network.
Application scenarios
Lab environments and extremely secure
network environments
Environments that do not need granular
privilege management
Environments where multiple operators
cooperate to manage the switch
42
Command
display version
display current-configuration
display interface brief
Table 10

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