Privilege Level

Privilege Level

Yamaha router has 2 privilege levels for the router management by the command line. The lower privilege level is 'User level', and the higher one is 'Administrator level'.

Command for changing level

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 |                                                                |
 |                      Administrator level                       |
 |                                                                |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------+
              ^                                          v
administrator ^                                          v  quit
   command    ^                                          v  command
              ^                                          v
 +----------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                                                                |
 |                          User level                            |
 |                                                                |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------+
          ^               ^               ^              v
          ^               ^               ^              v  quit
          ^               ^               ^              v  command
          ^               ^               ^              v
   +------------+  +------------+  +------------+
   |   SERIAL   |  |   TELNET   |  |     SSH    |
   +------------+  +------------+  +------------+

Classification and Difference

Privilege Level Description
User level User level user can browse the various status including the running configuration and system log.
It is required to enter login password when 'login password' command is configured.
Administrator level Administrator level user can access all functions of the device. They can change the configuration, clear the status including log, restart, initialize to factory default settings, etc.
It is required to enter administrator password when 'administrator password' command is configured.

How to distinguish the privilege level

The privilege level can be distinguished by the console prompt character.

Prompt for User level:
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 | >
 |
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Prompt for Administrator level:
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 | #
 |
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