Building a customized menu

Recently i stumbled across a nice feature in Cisco IOS for building customized menus.
The “menu”-command is really old and was introduced in IOS 10.0
You can i.e. use it for building a menu for CLI-unexperienced staff to simplify troubleshooting.
First of all, you have to configure a little bit AAA  as well as create a user with [...]

Setting up a TACACS+ server for user authentication

When you have a bigger number of network devices and User-Groups with different permissions, it’s easier to use a central instance for authentication than to configure every user on each device manually.
TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access Control System extended) provides such a functionality and is available for free.
I will explain the steps for setting up TACACS+ [...]