To create the password for a user account, use the set system login user authentication plain-text-password command in L2/L3 configuration mode. To remove the password for a user, use the delete form of the command.

Command Syntax

set system login user username authentication plain-text-password password
delete system login user username authentication plain-text-password


usernameName of user.
passwordUser's password. By default, the password length must be at least 6 characters.


The following example sets the password for user alpha; if the username does not already exist, the command will also create it.

admin@Switch# set system login user alpha authentication plain-text-password mypica8