I am trying to reset my password on my Catalyst 2900 XL switch. I followed these instructions:
and I can successfully "reload the configuration file" in step 12 and reach step 13.
But once I type in "configure terminal" it tells me this:
"Command authorization failed."
So it won't let me into configuration mode to actually change the password and I have no clue why? So basically at this point my switch is useless to me... Any ideas?
Do this instead. do you see the step where your switch name is Switch# ? This means that your password recovery was successful and the config has been wiped out. Dont worry about renaming the config back because that brings the old configuration back to the switch. you have a unique configuration there that prohibits you from going to config mode based on some type of AAA configuration on there. From that prompt go to config t, and create a password. Then do a "copy run start" Then you will have a switch that you can do whatever you want with.