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View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

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Network Working Group                                          B. Wijnen
Request for Comments: 2275                     IBM T. J. Watson Research
Obsoletes: 2265                                               R. Presuhn
Category: Standards Track                             BMC Software, Inc.
                                                           K. McCloghrie
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                            January 1998

             View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the
               Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998).  All Rights Reserved.


   Due to a clerical error in the assignment of the snmpModules in this
   memo, this RFC provides the corrected number assignment for this
   protocol.  This memo obsoletes RFC 2265.


   This document describes the View-based Access Control Model for use
   in the SNMP architecture [RFC 2271].  It defines the Elements of
   Procedure for controlling access to management information.  This
   document also includes a MIB for remotely managing the configuration
   parameters for the View-based Access Control Model.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction                                             2
   1.2.  Access Control                                         3
   1.3.  Local Configuration Datastore                          3
   2.  Elements of the Model                                    3
   2.1.  Groups                                                 3
   2.2.  securityLevel                                          4
   2.3.  Contexts                                               4
   2.4.  MIB Views and View Families                            4
   2.4.1.  View Subtree                                         5

Wijnen, et. al.             Standards Track

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