configure ssh2 access-profile

configure ssh2 access-profile [ access_profile | [[add rule] [first | [[before | after] previous_rule]]] | delete rule | none]


Configures SSH2 to use an ACL (Access Control List) policy or ACL rule for access control.

Syntax Description

access_profile Specifies an ACL policy.
add Specifies that an ACL rule is to be added to the SSH2 port.
rule Specifies an ACL rule.
first Specifies that the new rule is to be added before all other rules.
before Specifies that the new rule is to be added before a previous rule.
after Specifies that the new rule is to be added after a previous rule.
previous_rule Specifies an existing rule in the application.
delete Specifies that one particular rule is to be deleted.
none Specifies that all the rules or a policy file is to be deleted.



Usage Guidelines

You must be logged in as administrator to configure SSH2 parameters.

  • Implement an ACL policy file that permits or denies a specific list of IP addresses and subnet masks for the SSH2 port. You must create the ACL policy file before you can use this command. If the ACL policy file does not exist on the switch, the switch returns an error message indicating that the file does not exist.

    In the ACL policy file for SSH2, the “source-address” field is the only supported match condition. Any other match conditions are ignored.

    Use the none option to remove a previously configured ACL.

    Policy files can also be configured using the enable ssh2 command.

  • Add an ACL rule to the SSH2 application through this command. Once an ACL is associated with SSH2, all the packets that reach an SSH2 module are evaluated with this ACL and appropriate action (permit or deny) is taken, as is done using policy files.

    The permit or deny counters are also updated accordingly regardless of whether the ACL is configured to add counters. To display counter statistics, use the show access-list counters process command.

    Only the following match conditions and actions are copied to the client memory. Others that may be in the rule are not copied.

    Match conditions:
    • Source-address—IPv4 and IPv6
    • Actions—Permit or Deny

When adding a new rule, use the first, before, and after previous_rule parameters to position it within the existing rules.

If the SSH2 traffic does not match any of the rules, the default behavior is deny. To permit SSH2 traffic that does not match any of the rules, add a permit all rule at the end of the rule list.

Creating an ACL Policy File

To create an ACL policy file, use the edit policy command. For more information about creating and implementing ACL policy files, see Policy Manager and ACLs in the ExtremeXOS 22.2 User Guide.

If you attempt to implement a policy that does not exist on the switch, an error message similar to the following appears:

Error: Policy /config/MyAccessProfile.pol does not exist on file system

If this occurs, make sure the policy you want to implement exists on the switch. To confirm the policies on the switch, use the ls command. If the policy does not exist, create the ACL policy file.


The following example applies the ACL MyAccessProfile_2 to SSH2:

configure ssh2 access-profile MyAccessProfile_2

The following example copies the ACL rule, DenyAccess to the SSH2 application in first place:

 configure ssh2 access-profile add DenyAccess first 

The following example removes the association of a single rule from the SSH2 application:

configure ssh2 access-profile delete DenyAccess

The following example removes the association of all ACL policies and rules from the SSH2 application:

configure ssh2 access-profile none


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X620, X690, X870 series switches.