EdgeRouter - User Accounts


Overview


Readers will learn how to add and remove users on EdgeOS, as well as setting up RADIUS authentication.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
Applicable to the latest EdgeOS firmware on all EdgeRouter models. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
 
Device used in this article:

Table of Contents


  1. Adding and Removing Users
  2. Configuring RADIUS Authentication
  3. Related Articles

How to Add and Remove Users


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GUI: Access the EdgeRouter Web UI.

1. Log in to the Web UI using the default user account.

Username: ubnt
Password: ubnt

2. Navigate to the Users tab and add a new user.

Users > Add User +

Username: <user>
Full Name: First and last name (optional)
Password: <secret>
Confirm: <secret>
Role: Admin

3. Log out of the system by clicking on the user account name in the top left on the Web UI.

4. Log in again using the newly created credentials.

5. Delete the default user account.

Users > ubnt > Actions > Delete


The above configuration can also be set using the CLI:

CLI: Access the Command Line Interface. You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.

1. Log in to the CLI using the default user account.

Username: ubnt
Password: ubnt

2. Enter configuration mode.

configure

3. Add a new user and set the privilege level.

set system login user <user> authentication plaintext-password <secret>
set system login user <user> level admin
NOTE: It is also possible to configure public-key authentication. 

4. Commit the changes and save the configuration.

commit ; save

5. Log out of the system.

exit

6. Log in again using the newly created credentials.

7. Delete the default user account.

delete system login user ubnt

8. Commit the changes and save the configuration.

commit ; save

Configuring RADIUS Authentication


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EdgeOS supports login authentication using a RADIUS server. Use the commands below to enable RADIUS authentication:

CLI: Access the Command Line Interface. You can do this using the CLI button in the GUI or by using a program such as PuTTY.
configure
set system login radius-server <ip address> secret <radius key>
commit
save
exit 
NOTE: Local user accounts must also be configured that match the usernames defined on the RADIUS server.

Related Articles


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EdgeRouter - Root User Account

EdgeRouter - Access the CLI from the Web UI

Intro to Networking - How to Establish a Connection Using SSH


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