Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)
Using the CLI
C a u t i o n
ProCurve strongly recommends that you configure a Manager password. If
a Manager password is not configured, then the Manager level is not password-
protected, and anyone having in-band or out-of-band access to the switch may
be able to reach the Manager level and compromise switch and network
security. Note that configuring only an Operator password does not prevent
access to the Manager level by intruders who have the Operator password.
Pressing the Clear button on the front of the switch removes password
protection. For this reason, it is recommended that you protect the switch
from physical access by unauthorized persons. If you are concerned about
switch security and operation, you should install the switch in a secure
location, such as a locked wiring closet.
Privilege Level Operation
Figure 4-2. Access Sequence for Privilege Levels
At the Operator level you can examine the current configuration and move
between interfaces without being able to change the configuration. A ">"
character delimits the Operator-level prompt. For example:
When using enable to move to the Manager level, the switch prompts you for
the Manager password if one has already been configured.
1. Operator Level
2. Manager Level
3. Global Configuration
4. Context Configuration Level
Example of the Operator prompt.