Enables database authentication. When enabled and applied on the database host, this policy enforces authenticated access to the database. This command also configures the username and password required to access the database.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Service Platforms — NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


authentication username <USER-NAME> password <PASSWORD>


authentication Enables database authentication on this database-policy. When executed without the associated keywords, the command enables authentication on the database host using the policy. Execute the command along with the username and password inputs to configure the user credentials required for access the database.
authentication username <USER-NAME> password <PASSWORD>
authentication username <USER-NAME> password <PASSWORD> Configures the username and password required to access the database. Note, username and password specified here should be the same as those already created on the database host. For more information, see service (common commands).
  • username <USER-NAME> – Configures the database username
    • password <PASSWORD> – Configures the password for the username specified above

Users using these credentials are allowed database access. In case of a split NSight/EGuest deployment, ensure that the database-client-policy running on the NSight/EGuest server has the same user details configured.

For information on creating database-client-policy, see database-client-policy global-config.

For more information on enabling database authentication, see Example: Enabling Database Authentication.


nx9500-6C874D(config-database-policy-test)#no shutdown
nx9500-6C874D(config-database-policy-test)#authentication username user1 password uesr@123
nx9500-6C874D(config-database-policy-test)#show context
database-policy test
 authentication username user1 password 2 f20/dTjYiMnR/tqbGFaO5gAAAAjL/xo8clisk1TZjimo128t

Related Commands

no Disables database authentication, and removes the username and password configuration.