Configures AAA TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System) policy. TACACS+ is a protocol created by CISCO Systems which provides access control to network devices such as routers, network access servers and other networked computing devices through one or more centralized servers. TACACS provides separate authentication, authorization, and accounting services running on different servers.

TACACS controls user access to devices and network resources while providing separate accounting, authentication, and authorization services. Some of the services provided by TACACS are:
  • Authorizing each command with the TACACS+ server before execution.
  • Accounting each session‘s logon and log off events.
  • Authenticating each user with the TACACS+ server before enabling access to network resources.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


aaa-tacacs-policy <AAA-TACACS-POLICY-NAME>


aaa-tacacs-policy <AAA-TACACS-POLICY-NAME>


Specify the AAA-TACACS policy name. If the policy does not exist, it is created.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#aaa-tacacs-policy testpolicy
AAA TACACS Policy Mode commands:
  accounting      Configure accounting parameters
  authentication  Configure authentication parameters
  authorization   Configure authorization parameters
  no              Negate a command or set its defaults

  clrscr          Clears the display screen
  commit          Commit all changes made in this session
  do              Run commands from Exec mode
  end             End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit            End current mode and down to previous mode
  help            Description of the interactive help system
  revert          Revert changes
  service         Service Commands
  show            Show running system information
  write           Write running configuration to memory or terminal


Related Commands


Removes an existing AAA TACACS policy



For more information on the AAA-TACACS policy commands, see AAA-TACACS Policy.