Configure Device Credentials

You need to select Enable Device Management Settings for Switch Engine/EXOS Switches under Global Settings. To do this, under your admin name at the top right of the ExtremeCloud IQ window, select Global Settings > Administration > Device Management Settings.

For Switch Engine devices only, use device credentials to set up login information for root or read-only administrators, change the name and password of the root admin, or add a read-only admin to a device. Device-level credentials offer access to devices through Telnet, SSH, or console connections.

A root admin has complete privileges, which include the ability to add, modify, and delete other administrators, and to reset the configuration. A read-only admin can view settings but cannot add, modify, or delete them. You can require that an admin be prompted for a password before accessing high-level privileged CLI commands.

  1. Enter the Admin Name for the Administrator Account.
  2. Create a password for this admin.
    Passwords must contain at least 8 characters, including at least one number, one special character, and one uppercase character.
  3. Repeat the previous steps for the Read Only Administrator.
  4. Select Save Device Credentials.
  5. To revert back to the network policy, from the Devices list, select the check box for this device, and from the Actions drop-down, use the Revert Device Template to Device Defaults option.