User Accounts

By default, the switch contains two user accounts:

Both of these accounts have blank passwords by default. The names are not case sensitive.

If you log on to the switch with the user account that Read/Write privileges (that is, as admin), you can use the User Accounts page to assign passwords and set security parameters for the default accounts. You can also add up to five read-only accounts. You can delete all accounts except for the Read/Write account.



Only a user with Read/Write privileges may alter data on this screen, and only one account can exist with Read/Write privileges.

To access this page, click System > Users > Accounts in the navigation menu.

This page provides the capability to add, edit, and remove user accounts.

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User Accounts Fields

Field Description
User Name Enter the name you want to give to the new account. (You can only enter data in this field when you are creating a new account.) User names are up to 32 alphanumeric characters in length and are not case sensitive. Valid characters include all the alphanumeric characters and the dash ( - ) and underscore ( _ ) characters. User name default is not valid.

You can change the Read/Write user name from "admin" to something else, but when you click Submit, you must re-authenticate with the new username.

Password Enter the optional new or changed password for the account. It will not display as it is typed, only asterisks (*) or dots (.) will display depending on the browser used. Passwords must be greater than eight characters and can be up to 64 characters in length, and are case sensitive.
Confirm Enter the password again, to confirm that you entered it correctly. This field will not display, but will show asterisks (*) or dots (.).
Access Level Indicates the access or privilege level for this user. The options are:
  • Read Write: The user can view and modify the configuration.
  • Read Only: The user can view the configuration but cannot modify any fields.
  • Suspended: The user exists but is not permitted to log on to the device.
Password Override Identifies the password override complexity status for this user.
  • Enable: The system does not check the strength of the password.
  • Disable: When configuring a password, it is checked against the Strength Check rules configured for passwords.
Password Expiration Indicates the date when this user‘s current password will expire. This is determined by the date the password was created and the number of days specified in the aging Password Aging setting on the Password Management page.
Contained User Group The associated user groups for the user.
Operational Permissions The operational task permissions for the user.

In addition to the fields described above, the User Groups table will be populated when you click on each row. To configure this user group, click the Add icon in the header row. To remove the user group, click the Reset icon in the row.

Password Strength Shows the status of password strength check.
Encrypt password Select this option to encrypt the password before it is stored on the device.