configure tacacs-accounting shared-secret

configure tacacs-accounting [primary | secondary] shared-secret {encrypted encrypted_secret | secret }


Configures the shared secret string used to communicate with the TACACS+ accounting server.

Syntax Description

primary Configures the authentication string for the primary TACACS+ accounting server.
secondary Configures the authentication string for the secondary TACACS+ accounting server.
string The string to be used for authentication.



Usage Guidelines

Secret needs to be the same as on the TACACS+ server.

The encrypted keyword is primarily for the output of the show configuration command, so the shared secret is not revealed in the command output. Do not use it to set the shared secret.


The following command configures the shared secret as “tacacsaccount” on the primary TACACS+ accounting server:

configure tacacs-accounting primary shared-secret tacacsaccount


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The encrypted keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.