The encryption of a seed file applies only to certain information that is applicable to SNMP V3 devices. For these devices, you can encrypt the keyword that contains the authentication password.


Obtain administrative privileges to encrypt seed files.


  1. The first line of the seed file must begin with a pound (#) sign and read as follows:
    #<encrypted seed>:1.0:AUTHPASS,PRIVPASS
    Note: The AUTHPASS and PRIVPASS keywords specify the authentication and privacy passwords for an SNMP v3 device.
  2. 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. BASEDIR/smarts/bin/sm_edit --noedit conf/<security configuration file>