SSH to cisco router

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Apr 29th, 2008

I am trying to SSH to a router i have setup but is asks for a username and passwordn unlike telnet. I have read somewhere it doesn't use the line password as telnet does.

Not sure what i'm missing -

line con 0

login local

no modem enable

line aux 0

line vty 0 4

privilege level 15

password xxx


transport input telnet ssh


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Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 8 years 8 months ago

Have you looked at this specific part of the doc regarding setting up authentication on your router


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rasoftware Tue, 04/29/2008 - 03:10

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I current have two local users account but neither works when I get the "login as" prompt when I ssh from putty.


username test1 privilege 15 secret 5 $1$X95I$L/M37ere8R6eK9/6jHeXS.

username test32 privilege 15 secret 5 $1$vyUH$bxviCeerlr0OrOb8Jn5db.1



Is there something else that needs setting?

rasoftware Tue, 04/29/2008 - 03:15

Ah - I missed off the #aaa new-model

Many thanks for the pointer!



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