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Cisco Bug: CSCuo24658 - RADIUS login only assigned network-operator role

Last Modified

Mar 13, 2019

Products (1)

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

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Description (partial)

After a switch upgrade to NX-OS 6.2(1) or later, a previously working AAA authenticated user who is configured for non network-operator privileges (such as network-admin) only receives network-operator privileges. This user is no longer able to configure the switch via CLI or SNMP.

The CLI user will show as having 'network-operator' role:

  switch# show user-account fieldsupport

Also, if the SNMP user exists, it will show as having 'network-operator' role:

  switch# show snmp user fieldsupport
                    SNMP USERS 
  User                Auth  Priv(enforce) Groups              
  ____                ____  _____________ ______              
  fieldsupport        md5   des(no)       network-operator

This issue only affects logins that meet all of the following conditions:

1) are logins to MDS switches
2) are authenticated remotely via RADIUS
3) have multiple Vendor Specific Attributes (VSAs) defined as a single Cisco-AVPair, eg, shell and SNMP version 3 settings:

  shell:roles="operations-user fieldsupport" snmpv3:auth=SHA priv=AES-128

This issue does not occur if the 'shell:roles' VSA is defined alone (even with multiple roles assigned).
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