EdgeRouter – User Accounts

You can manage user accounts and set up authentication by a RADIUS server.

To enhance security, we recommend that you change the default login by setting up a new user account and then deleting the default user account:

  1. Create a new user.
  2. Log out of the default user account.
  3. Log in with the new user account.
  4. Delete the default user account.

Use the setcommitsaveexit, and delete commands. 

Create New User Account

Create the new user account and log out of the default user account.

ubnt@ubnt:~$ configure  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# set system login user admin1 authentication plaintext-password admin1pass  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# commit  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# save  Saving configuration to '/config/config.boot'...  Done  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# exit  exit  ubnt@ubnt:~$ exit  logout  

 

Delete Default User Account

Log in with the new user account and delete the default user account.

Welcome to EdgeOS ubnt ttyS0  ubnt login: admin1  Password:  Linux ubnt 2.6.32.13-UBNT #1 SMP Fri Jun 8 09:48:31 PDT 2012 mips64  Welcome to EdgeOS  admin1@ubnt:~$ configure  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# delete system login user ubnt  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# commit  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# save  Saving configuration to '/config/config.boot'...  Done  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# exit  exit  admin1@ubnt:~$  

The plaintext password that you entered is converted to an encrypted password.

admin1@ubnt:~$ configure  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# show system login   user admin1 {   authentication {   encrypted-password $1$mv8ERQ1T$7xq/eUDwy/5And7nV.9r6.   plaintext-password ""   }  }  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# exit  exit  admin1@ubnt:~$  

 

Configure RADIUS Authentication

EdgeOS supports login authentication using an external RADIUS server. To configure a RADIUS login, use the following commands:

configure  set system login radius-server  secret   commit  save  exit  

Important Note: A local user account must also exist on the system even when RADIUS authentication is used.

 

 UBNT-James

You can manage user accounts and set up authentication by a RADIUS server.

To enhance security, we recommend that you change the default login by setting up a new user account and then deleting the default user account:

  1. Create a new user.
  2. Log out of the default user account.
  3. Log in with the new user account.
  4. Delete the default user account.

Use the setcommitsaveexit, and delete commands.

 

Create New User Account

Create the new user account and log out of the default user account.

ubnt@ubnt:~$ configure  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# set system login user admin1 authentication plaintext-password admin1pass  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# commit  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# save  Saving configuration to '/config/config.boot'...  Done  [edit]  ubnt@ubnt# exit  exit  ubnt@ubnt:~$ exit  logout  

 

Delete Default User Account

Log in with the new user account and delete the default user account.

Welcome to EdgeOS ubnt ttyS0  ubnt login: admin1  Password:  Linux ubnt 2.6.32.13-UBNT #1 SMP Fri Jun 8 09:48:31 PDT 2012 mips64  Welcome to EdgeOS  admin1@ubnt:~$ configure  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# delete system login user ubnt  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# commit  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# save  Saving configuration to '/config/config.boot'...  Done  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# exit  exit  admin1@ubnt:~$  

The plaintext password that you entered is converted to an encrypted password.

admin1@ubnt:~$ configure  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# show system login   user admin1 {   authentication {   encrypted-password $1$mv8ERQ1T$7xq/eUDwy/5And7nV.9r6.   plaintext-password ""   }  }  [edit]  admin1@ubnt# exit  exit  admin1@ubnt:~$  

 

Configure RADIUS Authentication

EdgeOS supports login authentication using an external RADIUS server. To configure a RADIUS login, use the following commands:

configure  set system login radius-server  secret   commit  save  exit  

Important Note: A local user account must also exist on the system even when RADIUS authentication is used.

 

 UBNT-James

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