The encryption for a seed file only applies to certain information that applies to SNMP v3 devices. For these devices, a keyword that contains the authentication password can be encrypted.

The first line of the seed file must read as follows; it must begin with a pound sign (#).

#<encrypted seed>:1.0:AUTHPASS,PRIVPASS

The AUTHPASS and PRIVPASS keywords specify the authentication and privacy passwords for an SNMP v3 device.

To disable encryption, add a second pound sign (#) at the beginning of the line.

If a seed file already includes the first line for encryption, specify the sm_edit utility with the --noedit option to encrypt the file without opening it. You must have administrative privileges when typing this command.

         /local/conf/sm_edit --noedit <filename>