How do I setup a password for router?
What's different about secret enable?
Will that allow me to login without username and use just a password?
Hi Jose, go over the bellow link to get an understanding of Cisco ios passwords and the history behind in using enable secrets and enable passwords.
The use of enable secret passwords simply provides more security as password are encrypted.
Also go over this link for IOS basic commands
including passwords, saving configurations
and different type of configuration modes on a router.
If need to configure a username and directly go into router enable mode you can do:
router>(config)#username personsname privilege 15 password xxxxx
Please follow these steps.
To set up local user and password,
Step 1 : Create Username and Password for the telnet session
Router(config)# username cisco password mike123
" in above example we are created cisco as the username and mike123 as password .
Step 2: Configure the Telnet session under line Vty lines .
Router(config)# line vty 0 4
Router(config)# login local
If you want to configure your router for the enable password as cisco , then follow,
Step 1 : Router#config t
Router(config)#enable password cisco
If you want to configure your router for the enable Secret password as cisco ,
Step 1: Router#config t
Router(config)#enable secret cisco
if you configured both enable and enable secret then only enable secret will be active.
If you don't that router should prompt for user name ,pwd then do not set up local user.
I hope so that these Steps will help you to configure the router.
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