Cisco Configuration Engine Administration Guide
Security Manager
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Security Manager

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Security Manager

Changing Bootstrap Password


Security Manager


With the security manager tool you can change the bootstrap password.

The bootstrap password is used to authenticate a Cisco IOS device before it connects to the Event Gateway. For additional information see "Device Authentication" section on page 1-13.

To access Security management tasks, log into the system (see "Logging In" section on page 2-1). Then, from the Home page, click the Tools tab. The Tools page appears. From the Tools page, click Security Mgr.

The Security Manager page appears showing: BootStrap.

Changing Bootstrap Password

The bootstrap password is used where multiple devices are deployed in a batch. In this case, all devices in a particular batch are given the same (bootstrap) password to use when they each start up on the network for the first time. The bootstrap password can be changed for different batches of devices by using the Security Manager.


Step 1 From the Security Management page, click BootStrap.

The Change Bootstrap Password page appears (see Figure 13-1).

Figure 13-1 Change Bootstrap Password

Step 2 In the password dialog box, enter the new password.

Table 13-1 shows valid values for these fields.

Table 13-1 Valid Values for Change Bootstrap Password

Attribute
Description
Valid Values

New password

Bootstrap password

Printable characters with a length of 6 - 12

Confirm password

Bootstrap password

Printable characters with a length of 6 - 12

Update

Modifies the database copy of the password that is equal to the current bootstrap password. This will require manual intervention on all currently uninstalled devices when they do their initial registration.

Radio button

Keep

Does not modify the database copy of any password that is equal to the current bootstrap password. This allows all currently uninstalled devices to complete their initial registration without manual intervention.

Radio button


Step 3 Confirm the new password.

Step 4 Choose (Keep, Update radio buttons) the subsequent action to the database regarding any password that is equal to the bootstrap password.

Step 5 To clear all entries, click Reset.

Step 6 To save the new password, click OK.