Specifying hidden password for a new user

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Sep 26th, 2008

What does "HIDDEN" mean in the following help fragment:

Cisco-2850(config)#username somebody password ?

0 Specifies an UNENCRYPTED password will follow

7 Specifies a HIDDEN password will follow

LINE The UNENCRYPTED (cleartext) user password

I have this problem too.
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yuri.volkov Fri, 09/26/2008 - 03:50

It means that you can copy and paste an encrypted password from configuration file. Of course, passwords are encrypted if password-encryption service is enabled. Otherwise passwords are stored in plaintext in configuration files.


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