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HP PROCURVE 6208M-SX Installation And Getting Started Manual: Disabling Password Encryption; Setting Up Local User Accounts; Configuring A Local User Account

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4. Enter no password at the prompt. (You cannot abbreviate this command.) This command will cause the
device to bypass the system password check.
Enter boot system flash primary at the prompt.
After the console prompt reappears, assign a new password.

Disabling Password Encryption

When you configure a password, then save the configuration to the HP device's flash memory, the password is
also saved to flash as part of the configuration file. By default, the passwords are encrypted so that the
passwords cannot be observed by another user who displays the configuration file. Even if someone observes
the file while it is being transmitted over TFTP, the password is encrypted.
NOTE: You cannot disable password encryption using the Web management interface.
If you want to remove the password encryption, you can disable encryption by entering the following command:
HP9300(config)# no service password-encryption
Syntax: [no] service password-encryption
Setting Up Local User Accounts
You can define up to 16 local user accounts on an HP device. User accounts regulate who can access the
management functions in the CLI using the following methods:
Telnet access
Web management access
SNMP access
Local user accounts provide greater flexibility for controlling management access to HP devices than do
management privilege level passwords and SNMP community strings. You can continue to use the privilege level
passwords and the SNMP community strings as additional means of access authentication. Alternatively, you can
choose not to use local user accounts and instead continue to use only the privilege level passwords and SNMP
community strings. Local user accounts are backward-compatible with configuration files that contain privilege
level passwords. See "Setting Passwords for Management Privilege Levels" on page 3-9.
If you configure local user accounts, you also need to configure an authentication-method list for Telnet access,
Web management access, and SNMP access. See "Configuring Authentication-Method Lists" on page 3-44.
For each local user account, you specify a user name. You also can specify the following parameters:
A password
A management privilege level, which can be one of the following:
Super User level – Allows complete read-and-write access to the system. This is generally for system
administrators and is the only privilege level that allows you to configure passwords. This is the default.
Port Configuration level – Allows read-and-write access for specific ports but not for global (system-wide)
Read Only level – Allows access to the Privileged EXEC mode and CONFIG mode but only with read
Configuring a Local User Account
To configure a local user account, use one of the following methods.
To configure a local user account, enter a command such as the following at the global CONFIG level of the CLI.
HP9300(config)# username wonka password willy
Securing Access
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