The example shows administrators how to change the default administrator password used for management access. Failure to change the default administrator password is a security risk that allows an unauthorized user access to your device’s management.
All network IP addresses and subnet masks are used as examples in this article. Please replace them with your actual network IP addresses and subnet masks. This example was tested using XGS4600-32 (Firmware Version: V4.70).
Change the default administrator password:
Enter the web GUI and go to Menu > Management > Access Control > Logins > Click Here. Enter the Old Password and New Password then click “Apply”.
After clicking the “Apply”, the browser will show a message similar below.
Note: once the configuration is applied and the new session is created, remember to hit the SAVE button to write the changes to device memory.
Test the Result:
Close the web GUI and login again with the OLD the “Authentication Required” window will pop up again.
Use the NEW password to log in. Switch-1 web GUI should be accessible.