HP Procurve Secure Switch Management

By default on the HP Procurve switch. you can manage the switch- that is use telnet,ssh or the web management console to manage thee switch from any device on the LAN/WAN. below I will show you how to limit access to the switch to certain IP addresses and certain VLAN`s.
As usual we must first enter config mode.

TechiesSwitch# conf t

We now run the command below to limit the manager account from certain addresses.

TechiesSwitch(config)# ip authorized-manager 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 

Simply replace the user name to apply for operator etc. To remove the restriction then we would enter the below

TechiesSwitch(config)# no ip authorized-manager 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 

We can also limit access to switch management via VLAN.Lets say your management pc`s are on vlan 10 then we would enter the command below.

TechiesSwitch(config)# management vlan 10 

Now only users in VLAN 10 can manage the switch.

Tags: e se, security

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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