Saving SNMP security credentials

SNMPv1 community names and write access settings, and SNMPv3 user names, continue to be saved in the startup-config file even when entering the include-credentials command.

In addition, the following SNMPv3 security replaceables are saved:
[no]front-panel-security password-clear

where: <name> is the name of an SNMPv3 management station.

[auth {<md5 | sha>}]
is the optional authentication method used for the management station.

auth-pass is the hashed authentication password used with the configured authentication method.

[priv priv-pass]
is the optional hashed privacy password used by a privacy protocol to encrypt SNMPv3 messages between the switch and the station.
The following example shows the additional security credentials for SNMPv3 users that can be saved in a running-config file:
Example of security credentials saved in the running-config

Although you can enter a SNMPv3 authentication or privacy password in either clear ASCII text or the SHA-1 hash of the password, the password is displayed and saved in a configuration file only in hashed format.

For more information about the configuration of SNMP security replaceables, see "Configuring for Network Management Applications" in management and configuration guide for your switch.