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PIX 515 Password Recovery

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Nov 17th, 2010
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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:


password LKR)T)(*%&


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 ?

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Kureli Sankar Wed, 11/17/2010 - 11:53
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Did you save the config after you changed the passwords?


-KS

apothula Wed, 11/17/2010 - 19:51
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Hi John,


Have you changed the config register back to the old value ??


Cheers,


Nash.

John Crubaugh Thu, 11/18/2010 - 06:49
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config register is on a router not a PIX. But ty for the response.

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