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API Calls override password

L0 Member

Hi,

I have a network template contains information for SNMP and SNMP trap configuration. This network template is associated with multiple template-stack with appliances assigned to them. I created a PowerShell script which grabs the SNMP and SNMP trap configuration from the network template using XML API calls, modifies the username information in the XML and push the changes as override onto the template-stack. All API calls are successfully finishes, however when I check the configuration, I can see that not only the username, but the authentication password field also changed. When I do the same using GUI, the password does not change. I used XML API Browser and the Debug console to identify the xpaths and elements I need to use to do the API calls and as I said, the calls are finishing successfully, but more field changes than I expect. Is anyone experienced similar issues?

Thanks

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @sanmakai, I have not tried what you described before, but my guess would be that this is because the passwords are likely not stored in plaintext, so you may see a difference in hashing. Instead of pushing back all of the XML you retrieve, could you skip the password element maybe?

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