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A Device Security Profile (DSP) defines the login credentials used by the BMC Network Automation system to perform span actions. The system always uses the DSP for snapshot span actions and policy-initiated span actions (for example, Auto-Remediate using Deploy to Active). Other user-initiated span actions use the DSP when the Source of Device Login Username/Password for Jobs under Admin > System Parameters is set to Device Security Profile.

A profile can be shared by all the devices that share a common set of credentials. Every device must have an assigned DSP.

The following table contains tasks and information for managing your device security profiles by using BMC Network Automation, and provides links to the applicable topics:

Administering taskFor more informationBenefit
To add a device security profileAdding a device security profileLearn how to add a device security profile.
To perform actions on a device security profileViewing the device security profiles listing

Use the profile list to perform the following device security profile operations:

  • Viewing
  • Editing
  • Copying
  • Deleting
To export and import a device security profile from the CLIRunning the export and import utility for device security profiles from the CLIRun the export and import utility from the CLI to export and import a device security profile to and from an XML file in BMC Network Automation.

Related topic

Configuring system-wide attributes