SNMPv3 protocol configuration options

You can configure a log source to use the SNMPv3 protocol to receive SNMPv3 events.

The SNMPv3 protocol is an inbound/passive protocol.

The following table describes the protocol-specific parameters for the SNMPv3 protocol:
Table 1. SNMPv3 protocol parameters
Parameter Description
Protocol Configuration SNMPv3
Log Source Identifier

Type a unique name for the log source.

Authentication Protocol The algorithm that you want to use to authenticate SNMPv3 traps:
  • SHA uses Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) as your authentication protocol.
  • MD5 uses Message Digest 5 (MD5) as your authentication protocol.
Authentication Password The password to authenticate SNMPv3. Your authentication password must include a minimum of 8 characters.
Decryption Protocol Select the algorithm that you want to use to decrypt the SNMPv3 traps.
  • DES
  • AES128
  • AES192
  • AES256
Note: If you select AES192 or AES256 as your decryption algorithm, you must install the Java™ Cryptography Extension. For more information about installing the Java Cryptography Extension on McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, see Installing the Java Cryptography Extension.
Decryption Password The password to decrypt SNMPv3 traps. Your decryption password must include a minimum of 8 characters.
User The user name that was used to configure SNMPv3 on your appliance
Include OIDs in Event Payload Specifies that the SNMP event payload is constructed by using name-value pairs instead of the standard event payload format. When you select specific log sources from the Log Source Types list, OIDs in the event payload are required for processing SNMPv2 or SNMPv3 events.
Important: You must include OIDs in the event payload for processing SNMPv3 events for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.