IPS password reset via ASDM

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Mar 8th, 2010
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The username/password has been lost to our IPS module.

I used the ASDM menu option to reset the IPS password but nothing happened other than the IPS module resetting.


Is there something more I need to do to reset the password on the IPS module other than selecting "reset IPS" in ASDM?

Tks

Frank

Correct Answer by gunitsgulati about 7 years 2 weeks ago

No is does not wipe the config, it just resets the module and next time you login with the default username and password


Please do put the results so as to help others, researching on similar topics


Thanks and Regards,

Guneet Singh Gulati

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gunitsgulati Mon, 03/08/2010 - 21:11
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For IPS (AIP-SSM) v5.0 you have to do complete recovery of the module to reset the password, but for IPS (AIP-SSM) V6.0 and above you can do that from command line using command.


CiscoASA#hw-module module 1 password-reset


With IPS (AIP-SSM) v5.0 on the ASA the command will still be applicable but will end up giving following error message.


The SSM application version does not support password reset
Failed to reset the password on the module in slot 1



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Guneet Singh Gulati

fsebera Tue, 03/09/2010 - 05:21
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Thanks,

I have IPS ver 6.0 (6)E3

Hardware is ASA-SSM-20


PRODUCTION-ASA# hw-module module 1 password reset


Does this just reset the password on the IPS module and NOTHING more or does it wipe the IPS config also?


Thanks again

Frank

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gunitsgulati Tue, 03/09/2010 - 06:03
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No is does not wipe the config, it just resets the module and next time you login with the default username and password


Please do put the results so as to help others, researching on similar topics


Thanks and Regards,

Guneet Singh Gulati

fsebera Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:06
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Tasks and results


PRODUCTION-ASA# hw-module module 1 password-reset


PRODUCTION-ASA# sess 1

Card in slot 1 did not respond to session request


WAIT 5 MINUTES


PRODUCTION-ASA# sess 1

Change password prompt appears.


The password I entered was refused, then received following error:


Authentication token manipulation error

Remote card closed session

Command session with slot 1 terminated


PRODUCTION-ASA# sess 1

Change password prompt appears.

MUST enter current password first  (I.E.cisco), enter, enter your new password.


Only issue is now the username is the default --- Cisco

Must manaually change the username.


HTH

Frank

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