Administrative accounts for device management must be configured on the authentication server and not the MQ Appliance network device itself (except for the emergency administration account).
The use of authentication servers or other centralized management servers for providing centralized authentication services is required for network MQ Appliance device management. Maintaining local administrator accounts for daily usage on each MQ Appliance network device without centralized management is not scalable or feasible. Without centralized management, it is likely that credentials for some MQ Appliance network devices will be forgotten, leading to delays in administration, which itself leads to delays in remediating production problems and in addressing compromises in a timely fashion.
Administrative accounts for network MQ Appliance device management must be configured on the authentication server and not the MQ Appliance network device itself. The only exception is for the emergency administration account (also known as the account of last resort), which is configured locally on each device. Note that more than one emergency administration account may be permitted if approved.