Configuring SNTP Authentication and an SNTP Server
Beginning in Privileged EXEC mode, use the following commands to require
the SNTP client to use authentication when communicating with the SNTP
server. The commands also show how to configure an SNTP server.
Requiring authentication is optional. However, if you configure
authentication on the switch SNTP client, the SNTP server must be
configured with the same authentication information to allow time
synchronization to take place between the two devices.
Managing General System Settings
Enter Global Configuration mode.
Define an authentication key for SNTP. The variables are:
up to eight characters.
Specify the authentication key the SNTP server must
include in SNTP packets that it sends to the switch.
in the previous step.
Require authentication for communication with the SNTP
A trusted key must be configured before this command is
— The encryption key ID, which is a number from
—The authentication key, which is a string of
number must be an encryption key ID defined