Managing Passwords

When you first access the switch, you have a default account.

You configure a password for your default account. As you create other accounts (see Creating a Management Account), you configure passwords for those accounts.

The software allows you to apply additional security to the passwords. You can enforce a specific format and minimum length for the password. Additionally, you can age out the password, prevent a user from employing a previously used password, and lock users out of the account after three consecutive failed login attempts.

You can change the password to an encrypted password after you create an account.