Password recovery for the VPN Group Authentication password

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Jun 21st, 2009

Hi all,

I have a case to migrate the VPN Concentrator to ASA Firewall but i have forgotten the Group Authentication Password, Is there any way / tools to recover back the password?

I have this problem too.
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dsweeny Fri, 06/26/2009 - 10:35

I understand that you need to view the Group password, below are the steps on how to do this.

1. For the VPN 3030 concentrator go to "Administration | Access Rights | Access Settings" an for the "Config File Encryption" select "None" and apply the change. Then go "Administration | File Management" and "View" the Config file, do a search for the

Groupname, below the Groupname you will see the password.

2. For the PIX firewall you will need to TFTP the config over to a Server and view it from there, the password should be unencrypted.

Patrick0711 Fri, 06/26/2009 - 13:59

For the ASA:

more system:running-config

This will only work for the passwords in the tunnel group.

The xauth credentials cannot be unencrypted.


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