Security Tab

These settings affect the credentials that are used to connect to devices.


  • Master Password: Check the check box in order to allow the Cisco CLI Analyzer to save a master password. The master password allows you to store credentials for individual devices so that you do not have to enter them every time. The application uses Secure Hash Algorithm 3 (SHA-3) in order to securely store the password as a hash value in the database.
  • If this feature is enabled, when you open the Cisco CLI Analyzer, the application prompts you to enter the master password. If you do not enter the master password, you must enter credentials for each individual device session.

    In order to change the password, click Change Password. Enter the old master password and the new one.

  • Auto CCO Login: Click the toggle button in order to enable or disable the option to store a user's CCO credentials and use them to log in automatically.
  • Application Inactivity Timeout: (This feature requires that Master Password be enabled.) Select the duration of inactivity before which the application will enter locked mode, or select Disabled in order to disable the timeout feature. When the application is locked, you must enter the master password in order to unlock it. If you do not have the master password, you can close the application and reopen it, and then clear the master password.

Jump Servers

  • Jump Server Profiles: Create a profile that contains the credentials needed in order to connect to a jump server and the commands to run on the server after connection. In order to create a profile, click Add Profile.
  • Enter the jump server's name and IP address, the port number and connection type to use, and the user name and password. In the Commands area, enter the commands that you want to run. (Versions 3.5 and later support regex values in the expect string. Use -r to indicate that the value is a regular expression; use -i to indicate case insensitivity.)

    A demonstration video is available for this feature.

Credential Profiles

  • Credential Profiles: Create and manage user profiles that you can use to initiate device sessions. In order to create a profile, click Add Profile and enter a name for the profile and the credentials to use in order to access the device. In order to enable a device to use the profile, edit the device and choose the credential profile that the device accepts.
  • Note: You can also use the Bulk Actions feature in order to assign credential profiles to multiple devices. Select the devices, click the Bulk Actions button, and select Apply Credential Profile.

  • Default Credential Profile: Choose a profile to use as the default. If you choose Per Device, there is no default profile, and devices that are configured to accept the default profile will accept only their own individual credentials instead.
  • Demonstration videos are available for this feature:


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