I recently was givent he responsibility of a pair of PIX 515 which are running 6.3 software. I unfortunately needed to attempt a password recovery this morning and got an unexpected result.
During the recovery process I was prompted to see if I wanted to erase all passwords and it chose yes.
Thene the device showed me the following message:
enable password (#$($*%*%&%)$($
aaa server ssh console TACACS
aaa server local concole TACACS
Would you like to remove this configuration from the device ?
I again selected yes. I was then able to login tot he device with the default username/password. I immediately set my new password and enable password.
Once I logged out of the device and tried to log back in. It continued to be in initial mode and when i typed enable I was immediately prompted for a username and password and nothing worked.
What might I have missed ?