The use of SNMP v3 with authentication and privacy introduces the need to configure several basic options before the SNMP v3 Traps can be generated and sent. If you are not using authentication and privacy, you can ignore these options. They are as follows:
There are two further options which will only be used in a limited number of installations:
Depending upon the transmission privilege settings all of the options may be used. In most installations, all of the options are going to be required to enable correct authentication and cryptographically protected transmissions that can be received correctly at the management console where the trap messages are monitored.
The SNMP Audit Emitter can only send SNMP v3 traps under a single user identity. In order for the traps to be deciphered correctly, this identity must also be configured with exactly the same content at the receiver of the trap messages.