Difference between security string and Legacy snmp community string

Document ID : KB000028834
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue: What is the difference between security string and legacy snmp community string

Solution: In Spectrum Oneclick console, every user has 2 attributes

i) Security string

ii) Legacy snmp community string

Security string: This is the secure access string assigned to the user model similar to the security string assigned to a device model.

Legacy SNMP community string: This is of use in the older versions of Spectrum especially for Spectrograph. This is the RO/RW access on models which you provide for a user while creation. This string should hold the security strings configured on the device models and provides RO/RW access to the device models.

Ex: test,0 ---> User will have RW access for the device models having a security string of test

     test1,5 ---> User will have R0 access for the device models having a security string of test1

    test,0:test1,5 --> User will have RW access for the device models having a security string of test and RO access for the device models having a security string of test1

This is equal to security communities which are set from the access tab of the user model. In earlier versions of Spectrum this legacy snmp community string should sync with the security communities inorder for the users to have access to the device models. But in the current versions of Spectrum (9.2/9.3/9.4),this legacy SNMP community string has been replaced in OneClick by access groups and privileges.

The legacy SNMP community string can still be viewed and edited in OneClick under the Details tab for a selected user in the Users tab. The legacy SNMP community string is still used by non-OneClick CA Spectrum applications in the current releases of Spectrum.