Default user admin

A factory-default switch comes with a single user named admin.

The admin user:

  • Has an empty password. Press Enter in response to the admin password prompt. Define a nonblank admin password before using any of these connection types: REST, SNMP, web UI.

  • Is a member of the administrators group.

  • Cannot be removed from the switch.


The switch admin user is distinct from the Service OS admin user. The Service OS acts as the bootloader and recovery operating system. The Service OS has its own CLI.