5.3. Password Functions
The CMS features three different types of passwords; the
Supervisor Password, the Port (User) Passwords, and the
Outbound Telnet Passwords. The Outbound Telnet Password is
discussed in Section 8.4.1, and the Supervisor Password and User
Passwords are discussed in the sections that follow. Briefly, the
Supervisor Password allows access to configuration commands,
and the Port Passwords allow users to create connections
between specific ports or view port configuration parameters.
5.3.1. The Supervisor Password
The Supervisor Password allows access to higher level CMS
configuration commands, which administrators can use to select
communication parameters, set up IP Security, assign port access
rights, and perform other system management tasks.
·If the Supervisor Password is not defined, then
Supervisor Level commands will be available to all
ports, and port access and configuration functions
will not be password protected. If you wish to
prevent user ports from changing unit
configuration, or connecting to restricted ports, the
Supervisor Password must be defined.
·If the Supervisor Password is defined, the CMS
will display a password prompt when you attempt
to access command mode. Any RS232 port that
has not been assigned a Port Password, can then
only be accessed using the Supervisor Password.
·If the CMS is reset to default parameters, all ports
will revert to the default state, where Supervisor
Level commands are available to all ports, without
·When defining a Supervisor Password, it is
strongly recommended that you record the
password for future use. If you forget or lose your
Supervisor Password, you will not be able to
access Supervisor Level Commands. In this case,
the only way to access the Supervisor Mode, is to
reinitialize the CMS to default values as described
in Section 4.3.