Move 6: Configuring Read-Only Web Administrators on USG2000/USG5000 Series Highlighted

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Key Configurations

The device supports hierarchical management of CLI and administrator levels.

l   Command level: 0 to 15 By default, the command level can be 0: Visit level, 1: Monitoring level, 2: Configuration level, and 3: Management level. Level-0 and level-1 commands include ping, tracert, and display commands. Level-2 and level-3 commands are service configuration commands.

l   Administrator level: 0 to 15

Two mechanisms are available for USG2000/USG5000 V300R001:

l   Administrators can use the commands equal to or lower than their administrator levels after logging in. For example, a level-2 administrator can use only level-0, level-1, and level-2 commands.

l   Only level-3 and higher-level administrators can log in to the web UI.

Because of the two mechanisms, you may encounter the following problems when you configure read-only web administrators:

l   If the administrator level is set to 1, the administrator can only view configurations, meeting the read-only requirement. However, because the administrator level is lower than 3, the administrator is not allowed to log in to the web UI.

l   If the administrator level is set to 3, the administrator can log in to the web UI, but can also run all configuration commands, which does not meet the read-only requirement.

How to resolve this problem?

The device provides the command-privilege level rearrange command for changing command levels in a batch. After you run this command, the levels of all commands change based on the following rules:

l   The command levels of level-0 and level-1 commands remain unchanged.

l   The command levels of level-2 commands are elevated to level 10.

l   The command levels of level-3 commands are elevated to level 15.

After command levels are changed in a batch, set the administrator level to a value between 3 and 10. Then the administrator can run visit-level and monitoring-level commands but cannot run configuration-level or management-level commands, meeting the read-only requirement. Because the administrator level is higher than or equal to 3, the administrator can log in to the web UI.

Configuration Example

1.         Set a password for elevating the administrator level to level 15.

[sysname] super password level 15 cipher Admin@123

2.         Elevate the administrator level of the current administrator to level 15.

<sysname> super 15
Password:  Admin@123                                                               
Warning: Now user privilege is level 15, and only those commands whose level is equal to or lower than this level can be used.
Privilege note: 0-VISIT, 1-MONITOR, 2-SYSTEM, 3-MANAGE

3.         Elevate command levels in a batch.

[sysname] command-privilege level rearrange          
The Command levels have been upgraded in batch !    

4.         Configure a read-only web administrator.

[sysname] aaa
[sysname-aaa] local-user readonlyadmin password cipher Admin@123
[sysname-aaa] local-user readonlyadmin service-type web   
[sysname-aaa] local-user readonlyadmin level 3

After the configuration is complete, log in to the web UI as the read-only administrator. You can view the configuration nodes, but when you deliver configurations, errors are reported. In this way, a read-only web administrator is configured.


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