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Login using Encrypted Password

Shashank_jain
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hello Everyone,

 

When we create an local account in F5 , it's password is encrypted by F5 and stored .

With a GET Rest API , we can retrieve encrypted password .

is there any way where we can use this encrypted password to login F5 with the same account .

My requirement is mainly to Use encrypted for REST API calls to configure F5 not to login GUI.

keeping plain text password is risk .

If something like this available then please let know how to implement it and if not then how this can be achieved .

 

Thanks

 

1 REPLY 1

Simon_Blakely
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

No - you cannot use the encrypted password to login to the F5.

 

However, once you have logged in to iControl REST API, you can request a persistent authentication token to use for subsequent requests (until the token expires).

 

Demystifying iControl REST Part 6: Token-Based Authentication