View Management Dashboard

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Existing policies can be updated as management permissions change, or new policies can be added as needed.

To view and modify existing Management policies:


  1. Go to Policies > Management.
    The management dashboard opens by default. The dashboard lists all the management policies created and managed thus far and their unique protocol support configurations.
  2. Refer to the following management policy configurations to determine whether the existing policies can be used as is, require modification, or require a new policy creation.
    A green '✓' check mark indicates that the controller or service platform is allowed to use the listed protocol. A red '×' mark indicates device access is denied from using the listed protocol.
    Name Displays the name of the Management policy assigned when the policy is initially created. The name must be unique and cannot be updated when modifying a policy
    Telnet Telnet provides a command line interface to a remote host over TCP. Telnet provides no encryption, but it does provide a measure of authentication
    SSHV2 Secure Shell (SSH) version 2, like Telnet, provides a command line interface to a remote host. However, all SSH transmissions are encrypted, increasing their security
    HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) provides access to the device's UI using a Web browser. This protocol is not very secure
    HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) provides fairly secure access to the device's GUI using a Web browser. Unlike HTTP, HTTPS uses encryption for transmission, and is therefore more secure
    SNMPV1 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) exposes a device's management data so it can be managed remotely. Device data is exposed as variables that can be accessed and modified. SNMP is generally used to monitor a system's performance and other parameters. SNMP v1 is easy to set up, and only requires a plain text. It does not support 64 bit counters, only 32 bit counters, and that provides little security
    SNMPV2 SNMP v2 is identical to version 1, but it adds support for 64 bit counters. Most devices support SNMP v2c automatically. However, there are some devices that require you to explicitly enable v2, and that poses no risk
    SNMPV3 SNMP v3 adds security to the 64 bit counters provided with SNMP v2. SNMP v3 adds both encryption and authentication, which can be used together or separately. Its setup is more complex than just defining a community string. But if you require security, SNMP v3 is recommended
    FTP File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard protocol for files transfers over a TCP/IP network
    Action Edit or delete a policy from the list