Configuring the SCP administrator password
To configure the scpadmin (SCP administrator) password, first connect to the switch via the RS-232
management console. For security reasons, the scpadmin password can be configured only when
connected directly to the switch console.
To configure the password, enter the following CLI command. At factory default settings, the current SCP
administrator password is admin.
>> # /cfg/sys/sshd/scpadm
Changing SCP-only Administrator password; validation required. . .
Enter current administrator password: <password>
Enter new SCP-only administrator password: <new password>
Re-enter new SCP-only administrator password: <new password>
New SCP-only administrator password accepted.
Using SSH and SCP client commands
The following shows the format for using some client commands. The examples below use
184.108.40.206 as the IP address of a sample switch.
Logging in to the switch
Enter the following command to log in to the switch:
ssh <user>@<switch IP address>
>> # ssh email@example.com
Downloading configuration from the switch using SCP
Enter the following command to download the switch configuration using SCP. You will be prompted for a
scp <user>@<switch IP address>:getcfg <local filename>
>> # scp firstname.lastname@example.org:getcfg ad4.cfg
The switch prompts you for the scpadmin password.
Uploading configuration to the switch using SCP
Enter the following command to upload configuration to the switch. You will be prompted for a password.
scp <local filename> <user>@<switch IP address>:putcfg
>> # scp ad4.cfg email@example.com:putcfg
The SCP-only administrator password must be different from the regular
Accessing the switch