How to prevent SNMPv3 priv user configuration from differing on each backup

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akarasulu
akarasulu Posts: 2
edited August 2022 in Switch
I have a GS1900-24 and use oxidized to backup its configuration in git. Even when I do not make any changes on the switch, the SNMPv3 configuration for privacy encryption on the admin user keeps changing. I'm unnecessarily filling my repository as a result. I am specifically referring to this SNMPv3 configuration line in a configuration file dump:

snmp user "xxxxx" auth md5 xxxxxxxxx priv xxxxxxxxxxx encrypted


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  • akarasulu
    akarasulu Posts: 2
    edited October 2021
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  • Zyxel_Chris
    Zyxel_Chris Posts: 701  Zyxel Employee
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    @akarasulu
    The privacy password is the cipher (encrypted password, for instance DES or AES) is more secure than md5, it's normal to get different result each time, it's still based on the same strings of password. :)  
    Chris