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How to enable SNMP on Ubiquiti devices using the UniFi controller


The configuration described below is based on a Ubiquiti access point using the UniFi controller. It will also work for UniFi switches and USGs (UniFi security gateways) using the UniFi controller. It won’t work for standalone Ubiquiti devices.

Note: The Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Dream Machine Pro does not recommend or support SNMP. This article is not recommended for use with these units.

To enable SNMP on Ubiquiti devices using the UniFi controller, you’ll need access to the controller’s administrative interface.

To enable SNMP:

    1. Open the controller and navigate to Settings> Advanced Features
    2. Click Advanced Gateway Settings65A1BB50-91FC-4C9E-BA58-0A9979F4606E.png
    3. Click SNMP1EF08421-A6D5-4EC4-A694-121EBF18F186.png
    4. Toggle Enable SNMP Version 1 & 2C and set a community stringAE68E147-49FA-4502-B355-6155976E448D.png
    5. Click Apply Changes in the bottom-right

Once the devices have finished provisioning, SNMP will be enabled. Add the newly created community string to Auvik if you haven’t already done so.


UniFi Controllers will show an option to enable SNMPv3 within Settings> Advanced Features>Advanced Gateway Settings>SNMP. If you don't see the SNMPv3 option, you're most likely running an older software version and may need to update your controller.


Once you have toggled the SNMPv3 option to On, you'll see the fields where you fill in the username and password. The UniFi UI will show you a single password field. What you enter there will be used as both authentication and privacy passwords, so when you set up the credentials in Auvik you'll need to repeat the same password on both fields.

Also, the UniFi controller won't allow you to choose authentication and privacy protocols. The setting is hardcoded: SHA for auth and AES-128 for priv.

Once you are done configuring the UniFi controller, create the credentials in Auvik, as shown below.



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