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Cisco Bug: CSCvt01681 - Make BGP authentication setting more clear in APIC GUI

Last Modified

Mar 02, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)

Known Affected Releases

4.2(3l)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
This serves as an enhancement to make BGP password configuration more clear to the user.

When configuring a BGP authentication password in the BGP peer connectivity profile, the password fields are blank after submitting the configuration. It is not easy to tell that BGP authentication is enabled unless you go to the CLI of the switch or look in the GUI under a particular neighbor.

In order to make this setting more clear, we should have the following:

1. Hide the password boxes by default and replace them with a checkbox or knob to either disable or enable authentication. If authentication is enabled, proceed to show the password boxes.

2. If a password is configured and submitted, the password fields should not blank out, they should contain stars or dots indicating a password has been set.

3. To turn off the password once it has been configured, it requires the user to click on the action menu or right click on the BGP peer profile and select "reset password". This option is hidden and is confusing. We are not resetting the password, we are turning authentication off. If we implement suggestion #1, this "reset password" option can be removed entirely since the user can turn authentication on and off using the checkbox/knob.

Conditions:
BGP neighbor configured with authentication.
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