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Manipulating SNMP credentials settings via API call




Is it possible to change SNMP credentials settings in a device sensor such as community name, user name, password, SNMP version, authentication, encryption, IP address and etc. using API call?

api snmp snmp-sensor

Created on Oct 14, 2019 3:07:02 AM

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Hi there,

Unfortunately, there is no official way to change the SNMP Credentials Parameters via the API of PRTG.

Best regards.

Created on Oct 14, 2019 8:25:15 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



Hi yychai97,

You can do this fairly easily via PowerShell using PrtgAPI

By using the Get-ObjectProperty cmdlet you can see many of the SNMP properties that are supported

C:\> Get-Device -count 1 | Get-ObjectProperty | select *snmp*

InheritSNMPCredentials   : True
SNMPVersion              : v2c
SNMPCommunityStringV1    : public
SNMPCommunityStringV2    : public
SNMPv3AuthType           : MD5
SNMPv3UserName           :
HasSNMPv3Password        : False
SNMPv3EncryptionType     : DES
HasSNMPv3EncryptionKey   : False
SNMPv3Context            :
SNMPPort                 : 161
SNMPTimeout              : 5
InheritSNMPCompatibility : True
SNMPDelay                : 0
SNMPRetryMode            : Retry
SNMPOverflowMode         : Handle
SNMPZeroValueMode        : Ignore
SNMPCounterMode          : Use64BitIfAvailable
SNMPRequestMode          : MultiGet
SNMPPortNameTemplate     : ([port]) [ifalias]
SNMPPortNameUpdateMode   : Manual
SNMPPortIdMode           : Automatic
SNMPInterfaceStartIndex  : 0
SNMPInterfaceEndIndex    : 0

you can then modify these as desired using the Set-ObjectProperty cmdlet

Get-Device -Id 1234 | Set-ObjectProperty -SNMPCommunityStringV2 test -SNMPPort 162



Created on Oct 14, 2019 8:53:26 AM



Hi lordmilko,

Thank you for your suggestion.

That might add complexity to my Python script.

I tried PrtgApi before and it is difficult for me to use it.

Somehow I figure it out later.

Thank you

Created on Oct 15, 2019 1:40:06 AM

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