SNMPv3 privacy keys

Encryption is available as a separate product on the AIX® Expansion Pack where export laws allow. Keys used for encryption are generated using the same algorithms as those used for authentication.

However, key lengths may differ. For example, an HMAC-SHA authentication key is 20 bytes long, but a localized encryption key used with HMAC-SHA is only 16 bytes long.

The encrypted version is automatically activated after installation. To switch back to the non-encrypted version, use the snmpv3_ssw command.