SSH enable on cisco 3560 switch

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Jan 24th, 2008
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I followed below steps to enable SSH in cisco 3560 switch

Step 1

configure terminal

Step 2

hostname hostname

Step 3

ip domain-name domain_name

Step 4

crypto key generate rsa

After configuration when i ssh on switch it ask for username/password

login as: cisco

[email protected]'s password:

Pls suggest how to enable ssh & how to create username/password for ssh on 3560 switch

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shrikar.dange Fri, 01/25/2008 - 00:16
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as ankur said u need to configure username and password for the switch.

Also issue aaa new-model command then configure username and password otherwise ssh will not get enabled.

To aplly to the telnet sessions use following:

switch(config)#line vty 0 15

switch(config-line)#transport input ssh



shri :)

glen.grant Fri, 01/25/2008 - 14:59
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If you are not using any kind of AAA authentication (tacacs) then you would need a username and password . If you are using AAA then you can set to use AAA and if thats not there it falls back to the line and enable secret passwords.


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