pix local database password displayed in clear text

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Oct 22nd, 2009

I've got a Pix 515-e running 6.3(5) code. I created a local username and password on it, but the "real" password shows in the config. I was expecting to see a hash like in every other firewall I have done this on. Is there an option I don't know about to make it show the actual password? The only thing I can think of is that a show version shows that only VPN-DES is enabled, whereas I usually see VPN-3DES also enabled? is there any relationship between this licensing and the inability of the pix to show the hash output in the "show run" instead of the actual password?

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Jatin Katyal Thu, 10/22/2009 - 07:22


You can enter the user like this:

username pat password rvEdRh0xPC8bel7s encrypted

The only time you would actually enter the encrypted keyword at the CLI is if you are cutting and pasting a configuration to another security appliance and you are using the same password.



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