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HP ProCurve J8766A Release Note: Configuring The Privilege-mode Option

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Configuring the Privilege-Mode Option

The aaa authentication command configures access control for the following access methods:
Port-access (802.1X)
However, TACACS+ authentication is only used with the console, Telnet, or SSH access methods.
The command specifies whether to use a TACACS+ server or the switch's local authentication, or
(for some secondary scenarios) no authentication (meaning that if the primary method fails, authen-
tication is denied). The command also reconfigures the number of access attempts to allow in a
session if the first attempt uses an incorrect username/password pair.
Using the Privilege-Mode Option for Login
When using TACACS+ to control user access to the switch, you must first login with your username
at the Operator privilege level using the password for Operator privileges, and then login again with
the same username but using the Manger password to obtain Manager privileges. You can avoid this
double login process by entering the privilege-mode option with the aaa authentication login
command to enable TACACS+ for a single login. The switch authenticates your username/password,
Release L.11.08 Enhancements


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