Vyatta vRouter: Add a local administrative user

  • Last updated on: 2017-02-22
  • Authored by: Sameer Satyam

This article demonstrates how to add a local user to a Brocade Vyatta vRouter, for administration purposes.

Access the vRouter through the console

If you have remote (SSH) access to the vRouter, skip to the “Add a local administrative user” section.

If you do not have remote access to the vRouter, connect to the vRouter via the console.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the Cloud Servers list, click on the vRouter instance.

  3. From the Actions menu on the vRouter details page, select Emergency Console.

    A Java-based applet is launched, and you are presented with a CLI console interface.

  4. Log in with the Vyatta account and the root password that was given when the vRouter was first created.

    Note: The vRouter does not use the root account. Its root-like account is the Vyatta account. Removal of this account is not recommended.

Tip: At this point, you should follow the steps in Vyatta vRouter: Allowing IP to access the vRouter via SSH.

Add a local administrative user

After you are logged in to the vRouter, use the following commands to add the user:

set system login user userName authentication plaintext-password <password>
set system login user userName level admin</pre>

Although the password is added in plain text, the vRouter encrypts the password and shows it encrypted in the configuration, as shown in the following example:

vyatta@vya-1:~$ show configuration commands | grep userName
set system login user userName authentication encrypted-password '$1$H03jUAcd$siWYAiqvF9DQ4vrym2aRK.'
set system login user userName authentication plaintext-password ''
set system login user userName level 'admin'

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