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[Archive] How To: Restrict Admin Access



Article ID: KB6889 KB Last Updated: 31 May 2012Version: 4.0
How To: Restrict Admin Access
Telnet Access console root admin

There are three different methods to restrict Administration to the NetScreen device.' 

1) A NetScreen device can be administered from one or multiple addresses of a subnet.' ' '  To restrict access to specific workstations, configure a management client ip address(es).

For example. to limit administration to the ip address of enter the following CLI command:

set admin manager-ip [Enter]

2) The NetScreen can be configured to limit the Root Admin access through the console only.'  This restriction requires the root admin to have physical access to the device in order to log in,' thus preventing unauthorized users from logging in remotely.'  After this restriction is set, this device denies' root admin access through any other means (such as WebUI, Telnet, or SSH).' ' '  To restrict the access of root admin to the console only, enter the following command (this can only be' set through the CLI):

set admin root access console [Enter]

3) The root admin can specify the following command to require a VPN for admins that access the NetScreen device through a Telnet connection:

set admin telnet access tunnel [Enter]

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