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HP PROCURVE 6208M-SX Installation And Getting Started Manual: Establishing Snmp Community Strings

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Enter the user name in the User Name field. The name cannot contain blanks.
Enter the password in the Password field. The password cannot contain blanks.
Select the management privilege level from the Privilege pulldown menu. You can select one of the following:
0 (Read-Write) – equivalent to Super User level access. The user can display and configure everything.
4 (Port-Config) – allows the user to configure port parameters but not global parameters.
5 (Read-Only) – allows the user to display information but not to make configuration changes.
Click the Add button to save the change to the device's running-config file.
Repeat steps 4 – 7 for each user account. You can add up to 16 accounts.
Select the Save link at the bottom of the dialog. Select Yes when prompted to save the configuration change
to the startup-config file on the device's flash memory.

Establishing SNMP Community Strings

The default passwords for Web management access are actually the SNMP community strings configured on the
The default read-only community string is "public". To open a read-only Web management session, enter
"get" and "public" for the user name and password.
There is no default read-write community string. Thus, by default, you cannot open a read-write management
session using the Web management interface. You first must configure a read-write community string using
the CLI. Then you can log on using "set" as the user name and the read-write community string you configure
as the password.
You can configure as many additional read-only and read-write community strings as you need. The number of
strings you can configure depends on the memory on the device. There is no practical limit.
The Web management interface supports only one read-write session at a time. When a read-write session is
open on the Web management interface, subsequent sessions are read-only, even if the session login is "set" with
a valid read-write password.
NOTE: If you delete the startup-config file, the device automatically re-adds the default "public" read-only
community string the next time you load the software.
NOTE: As an alternative to the SNMP community strings, you can secure Web management access using local
user accounts or ACLs. See "Setting Up Local User Accounts" on page 3-11 or "Using an ACL to Restrict Web
Management Access" on page 3-4.
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