We recommend creating a maximum of 64 local accounts. If you need more than 64 local accounts, we recommend using RADIUS for authentication. For information about RADIUS authentication, see Configuring the RADIUS Client.
User names are not case-sensitive. Passwords are case-sensitive. User names must have a minimum of one character and a maximum of 32 characters. Passwords must have a minimum of zero characters and a maximum of 32 characters. If you use RADIUS for authentication, we recommend that you use the same user name and password for both local authentication and RADIUS authentication.
%% Invalid name detected at '^' marker. %% Name cannot exceed 32 characters.If you attempt to create a password with more than 32 characters, the switch displays the following message after you re-enter the password:
Password cannot exceed 32 charactersThe encrypted option is used by the switch to encrypt the password. Do not use this option through the command line interface (CLI).
The following example:
# create netlogin local-user megtest password: <Enter the password. The switch does not display the password.> Reenter password: <Re-enter the password. The switch does not display the password.>
For information about specifying the destination VLAN, see the section Specifying a Destination VLAN.
NoteIf you do not specify a password or the keyword encrypted, you are prompted for one.