Cisco Nexus 1000V Command Reference, Release 4.2(1)SV1(4)
U Commands
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U Commands

use-vrf

user (Port Profile Role)

username

username admin password

U Commands

This chapter describes the Cisco Nexus 1000V commands that begin with the letter U.

use-vrf

To specify the virtual routing and forwarding instance (VRF) to use to contact this server group, use the use-vrf command.

use-vrf vrf-name

 
Syntax Description

vrf-name

Name of the VRF to use to contact this server group.

 
Defaults

None

 
Command Modes

RADIUS server group configuration submode for the specified group (config-radius)

 
Supported User Roles

network-admin
network-operator

 
Command History

Release
Modification

4.0(4)SV1(1)

This command was introduced.

Examples

This example shows how to specify the VRF to use to contact the server group called management:

n1000v# configure terminal
n1000v(config)# aaa group server radius fred
n1000v(config-radius)# use-vrf management
n1000v(config-radius)#

 
Related Commands

Command
Description

aaa group server tacacs+

Creates a TACACS+ server group with the specified name and puts you into the TACACS+ configuration mode for that group.

aaa group server radius

Creates a RADIUS server group and enters the RADIUS server group configuration submode for that group.

server

Configures the RADIUS server as a member of the RADIUS server group.

deadtime

Configures the monitoring dead time.

show radius-server groups

Displays the RADIUS server group configuration.

user (Port Profile Role)

To assign a user to a port profile role, use the user command. To remove the user, use the no form of the command.

user user_name

no user user_name

 
Syntax Description

user user_name

Specify that a user is to be added to the port-profile role, and the name of the user (maximum of 32 characters.

 
Defaults

None

 
Command Modes

Port profile role configuration (config-port-profile-role)

 
Supported User Roles

network-admin

 
Command History

Release
Modification

4.2(1)SV1(4)

This command was introduced.

 
Usage Guidelines

Examples

This example shows how to assign a user to the adminRole:

n1000v# config t
n1000v(config)# port-profile-role adminRole
n1000v(config-port-profile-role)# user hdbaar
 

This example shows how to remove the user assignment from the adminRole:

n1000v# config t
n1000v(config)# port-profile-role adminRole
n1000v(config-role)# no user hdbaar
 

 
Related Commands

Command
Description

show port-profile-role

Displays the port profile role configuration, including role names, descriptions, assigned users, and assigned groups.

show port-profile-role users

Displays available users and groups.

show port-profile

Displays the port profile configuration, including roles assigned to them.

port-profile-role

Creates a port profile role.

group

Assigns a group to a port profile role.

assign port-profile-role

Assigns a port profile role to a specific port profile.

feature port-profile-role

Enables support for the restriction of port profile roles.

port-profile

Creates a port profile.

username

To create and configure a user account, use the username command. To remove a user account, use the no form of this command.

username user-id [ expire date [past] ] [ password [ 0 | 5 ] password ] [ role role-name ] [ sshkey { file uri | key }]

no username user-id [ role role-name ]

 
Syntax Description

user-id

User identifier, a case-sensitive, alphanumeric character string with a maximum length of 28 characters.

Note The following characters are not permitted in usernames and login is denied to usernames containing these characters:

#
@

expire date

(Optional) The expiration date for the user account in the format:
YYYY-MM-DD.

password

(Optional) Specifies a password for the account. The default is no password.

0

(Optional) Specifies that the password is in clear text. Clear text passwords are encrypted before they are saved to the running configuration.\

5

(Optional) Specifies that the password is in encrypted format. Encrypted passwords are not changed before they are saved to the running configuration.

password

Password string. The password is alphanumeric, case sensitive, and has a maximum of 64 characters.

Note Clear text passwords cannot contain dollar signs ($) or spaces anywhere in the password. Also, they cannot include these special characters at the beginning of the password: quotation marks
(" or '), vertical bars (|), or right angle brackets (>).

role role-name

(Optional) Specifies the user role. The role-name is case sensitive.

sshkey

(Optional) Specifies an SSH key for the user account.

key

SSH public key string.

file filename

Specifies the location of the file that contains the SSH public key string.

bootflash: file containing host public key for the user

volatile: file containing host public key for the user

 
Defaults

No expiration date, password, or SSH key.

The default role is the network-operator user role.

 
Command Modes

Global configuration (config)

 
Supported User Roles

network-admin
network-operator

 
Command History

Release
Modification

4.0(4)SV1(1)

This command was introduced.

 
Usage Guidelines

You cannot delete the default admin user role.

You cannot change the expiration date for the default admin user role.

You cannot remove the network-admin role for the default admin user role.

Login is denied to usernames containing these characters:

#
@

In you have enabled password-strength checking, you can only assign strong passwords. The following are the characteristics of a strong password:

  • At least eight characters long
  • Does not contain many consecutive characters (such as “abcd”)
  • Does not contain many repeating characters (such as “aaabbb”)
  • Does not contain dictionary words
  • Does not contain proper names
  • Contains both uppercase and lowercase characters
  • Contains numbers

Caution If you do not specify a password for the user account, the user might not be able to log in.

Examples

This example shows how to create a user account with a password and a user role:

n1000v# config t
n1000v(config)# username user1 password Ci5co321 role network-admin
 

This example shows how to configure the SSH key for a user account:

n1000v# config t
n1000v(config)# username user1 sshkey file bootflash:key_file
 

 
Related Commands

Command
Description

password strength-check

Checks the password security strength.

show user-account

Displays the user account configuration.

username admin password

To change the network admin password in the running configuration, use the username admin password command.

username admin password [ new-password ]

 
Syntax Description

new-password

(Optional) Password string, which is alphanumeric, case sensitive, and has a maximum of 64 characters.

 
Defaults

None

 
Command Modes

Global configuration (config)

 
Supported User Roles

network-admin

 
Command History

Release
Modification

4.0(4)SV1(1)

This command was introduced.

Examples

This example shows how to change the network admin password in the running configuration:

n1000v# config t
n1000v(config)# username admin password <new-password>
n1000v(config)#

 
Related Commands

Command
Description

username

Creates and configures a user account.

show user-account

Displays usernames and their roles.