ASA5505 passwd configuration problems

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Jun 5th, 2007
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I am attempting to change the passwd on an ASA5505 running 7.2.2(22), and cannot. Entering the passwd ? command shows that I can use an alpha numeric password "up to" 16 bytes in length, but when I enter a password that is less that this, I get an error stating that the password must be "exactly" 16 bytes. See below. Any thoughts?

fw1-pao(config)# passwd ?

configure mode commands/options:

WORD A password of up to 16 alphanumeric characters

fw1-pao(config)# passwo

fw1-pao(config)# passw

fw1-pao(config)# passwd whyn0wrk encry

invalid telnet password 'whyn0wrk': must be exactly 16 bytes long

Usage: [no] password|passwd <password> encrypted

clear configure passwd

I have the following aaa commands in place:

aaa authentication ssh console TACACS+ LOCAL

aaa authentication serial console TACACS+ LOCAL

aaa authentication enable console TACACS+ LOCAL




Correct Answer by srue about 10 years 1 month ago

leave off the 'encry' portion

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srue Tue, 06/05/2007 - 19:21
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leave off the 'encry' portion

swharvey Wed, 06/06/2007 - 07:20
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Doh! I deserve the noob award. Thx that did the trick.


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