configuring username on routers

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Apr 4th, 2008

Hi all, to configure a username on routers, do I just type


username xxxx password xxxx

or do I need to do aaa new model first ?

I have this problem too.
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Danilo Dy Fri, 04/04/2008 - 01:27

Hi Carl,

To configure a local user, you just need to type...

username xxxx password xxxx

You don't need "aaa new model" if you are not using a remote authentication host (i.e. RADIUS/TACACS) or configuring "Login Password Retry Lock-out (IOS 12.3(14)T)".

To obscure all text passwords using a Vigenere Cipher. Type...

service password-encryption

..but this can still be decrypted.

If you want a password with MD5 hashing (IOS 12.2(8)T), use the command...

username secret




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