Adding or Editing a Management Access Policy

To add a new Management Access policy, or edit an existing configuration:

  1. Select Configuration → Management →Management Policy to display the main Management Policy screen and the Management Browser.
    • To modify an existing policy, select Management Browser > Edit.
    • To add a new policy, click Add on the bottom right-hand side of the Management screen.
  2. Name the new policy to enable the Access Control, SNMP, SNMP Traps and Administrators tabs and define the policy configuration.
    The name cannot exceed 32 characters.
  3. Click OK to commit the new policy name.
    Once the new name is defined, the screen's tabs become enabled, with the contents of the Administrators tab displayed by default. Refer to the following to define the configuration of the new Management Access policy:
    Creating an Administrator Configuration Use the Administrators tab to create specific users, assign them permissions to specific protocols and set specific administrative roles for the network.
    Setting the Access Control Configuration Use the Access Control tab to enable/disable specific protocols and interfaces. Again, this kind of access control is not meant to function as an ACL, but rather as a means to enable/disable specific protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet etc.) for each Management Access policy.
    Setting the Authentication Configuration Refer to the Authentication tab to set the authentication scheme used to validate user credentials with this policy.
    Setting the SNMP Configuration Refer to the SNMP tab to enable SNMPv2, SNMPv3 or both and define specific community strings for this policy.
    Setting SNMP Trap Configuration Use the SNMP Traps tab to enable trap generation for the policy and define trap receiver configurations.
For deployment considerations and recommendations impacting a controller or service platform‘s Management Access policy configuration, refer to Management Access Deployment Considerations.