Call Manager Express - user passwords plain text

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Jul 24th, 2007

Is there anyway to encrypt or not display username passwords in the Call Manager CLI?

I have this problem too.
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Paolo Bevilacqua Tue, 07/24/2007 - 17:31

What is your concern ?

Only the administrator is supposed to be able to look at the router config.

v-yelmene Wed, 07/25/2007 - 12:45

I work for a University. If the faculty knew I could see their passwords, it could be a big problem.

AJAZ NAWAZ Wed, 07/25/2007 - 08:28

Enabling Secret and Encrypt Passwords

The Enable password is presented in cleartext to provide access control to privileged EXEC mode of the router. Use Enable Secret to encrypt the enable password.

The following example illustrates this configuration:

enable secret secretword1

no enable password

The enable secret command takes precedence over the enable password command if both are configured; they cannot be used simultaneously.

To increase security access, passwords can be encrypted to prevent any unauthorized users from viewing the passwords when packets are examined by protocol analyzers:

The following example illustrates this configuration:

Service password-encryption

<http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps4625/products_implementation_design_guide_chapter09186a00805f07a8.html>

hth

Ajaz

v-yelmene Wed, 07/25/2007 - 10:06

Ajaz,

My concern regards the Telephony-Service ephone configurations. My router passwords are encrypted as you stated.

thanks,

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