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 Management Accounts), 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.