SNMPV3 Download

SNMP Version 3

The SNMPV3 Download provides secure access to devices by validating and encrypting data packets over the network. Simple Network Management Protocol 3 (SNMPv3) is an interoperable protocol based on the standards described in RFC 3413-3415. This module discusses the security features provided in SNMPv3 and explains how to configure the security mechanism to handle SNMP packets.

• Find property information
• Information about SNMP version 3
• Configure SNMP version 3
• Configuration examples for SNMP version 3
• Additional references to SNMP version 3
• Information feature for SNMP version 3

Find Property Information

Your software version may not support all features documented in this module. For the latest warnings and specifications, see the Error Search Tool, Platform Notes, and Software Release. See the Property Information table to find information about the features documented in this module and to see a list of versions in which each feature is supported.
Information about SNMP version 3

• Security features in SNMP version 3
• Cisco error messages for SNMP version 3

Security Features in SNMP Version 3

The security features that are available in SNMPv3 are as follows:

• Message integration - Ensure that the packet is not distorted during transport.
• Check - to determine whether the message is from a valid source.
• Encryption - Mix the contents of the package to prevent learning from unauthorized source.

SNMPv3 is a security model where a user authentication strategy and a group of users are created. The security level is the security level that is allowed in the security model. A combination of the security model and the security level determines the security mechanism that is used when using the SNMP packet.

Cisco Custom Error Messages for SNMP Version 3

Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3) provides different security levels. If the verification or authorization request fails, you receive a descriptive error message that describes the error that occurred. These error messages are compliant with RFC 3414, User-Based Security Model (USM) for Simple Network Management Protocol 3 (SNMPv3).

To disable metadata, you can use the snmp-server usm cisco command to prevent malicious users from misusing the information displayed in error messages. The following table describes the Cisco error messages that appear when using the usm-server usm-ciscocommand, and this table compares the messages with RFC 3414 compliant error messages.

Configure SNMP Version 3

To use the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) version 3 security mechanism to process and process SNMP packets, you must configure SNMP groups and users with passwords.

• Configure the SNMP server
• Check for SNMP version 3

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Configure the SNMP Server

To configure an SNMP server user, select a table that sets the SNMP group or SNMP users to their SNMP views. Next, specify the IP address or port number for the remote SNMP agent for the device that the user is in.

Also, before configuring remote users for specific users, configure the SNMP engine ID by using the snid-server engineID command for the remote client. The SNMP engine identifier for the remote tool is required to calculate the authentication or privacy summaries for the SNMP password.

The information feature for SNMP version 3

The following table provides information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the version of the program that provides support for a specific feature in a particular program version train. Unless otherwise specified, newer versions of this software version also support this feature in SNMPV3.