How to recover a pre-shared key on the PIX / ASA.


Wed, 03/31/2010 - 00:55
Jun 22nd, 2009
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Core issue

Once a pre-shared is configured, it is encrypted, and you cannot see it in the running configuration. It is displayed as ********.


To view the system configuration in 7.x code without "********", use the command below:


Alternatively to recover, perform one of the three solutions:

After performing one of these options, you should be able to see the pre-shared key.

For further information refer to the copy command.

Mudasir Abbas Wed, 03/31/2010 - 00:55
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I need to see the passwords in clear text those i have in my ASA local database. because I need to create them in AAA with same username/Password. I tried all of the three solution but all of them showing pre-share key as clear text but not the passwords of the users. Is there any other way to get them in clear text?

your help will be highly appreciated.


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