MD5 Encryption for router secret

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Mar 27th, 2009
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I wish to set up our Routers with username ... secret 5 ... (encrypted-secret). Can you recommend any tools for generating an MD5 encrypted secret for cisco ios. Thanks in advance.

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Mark Yeates Fri, 03/27/2009 - 06:20
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The only way I know of creating an MD5 password for a router is to use the router. I have not heard of any 3rd party software capable of generating "secret" passwords for Cisco IOS.



HTH,

Mark

Eugene Khabarov Fri, 03/27/2009 - 07:08
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You do not need to use any additional tools. Simply add user:

(config)#username test secret test


this would look like this in configuration file:


username test secret 5 $1$6xmn$kfSZZP.K3jcKDFa7QIji3.


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