Posts Tagged ‘user accounts’

A Linux Powered Console Server Can Provide Different Access Rights to Different Users

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Network administrators and support personnel are often faced with the difficult challenge of fixing problems with vital network elements at remote network equipment racks. Obviously, a network administrator doesn’t have time to travel to remote sites in order to fix problems in person, and that’s exactly why the secure remote access capabilities provided by a Linux powered console server are such a useful tool for both administrators and support personnel.

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A Multi-Level User Directory Can Simplify Console Access Server Management

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

In many out of band management applications, the console access server needs to provide different types of access rights to different types of users. For example, some users might need access to all devices that are connected to the console access sever, other users might only need access to one individual network element and others might be restricted to only being able to view the status of specific network elements that belong to their department or job function. In this type of application, where a variety of different users must share the console access server it’s important that the console access server includes a multi-level user directory that allows network administrators to grant different access rights to each user account.

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Managing User Accounts at Multiple Terminal Switch Units

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The task of managing user accounts at multiple terminal switch units can often be challenging. Since the principle function of a terminal switch is to provide access to console port command functions on remote network elements, there are always many different types of users who need access to the terminal switch. This means that network administrators are frequently faced with chore of adding or removing users from numerous different terminal switch units, scattered across their networks.

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