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Question regarding password reset IPS module

Is there someway I can reset an unknown password for IPS? The default password "cisco" is not working

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Mod SSM Application Name           Status           SSM Application Version

--- ------------------------------ ---------------- --------------------------

  1 IPS                                                         Up               5.1(7)E1

I tried to follow guidelines provided in doc https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3031702 and this is not working for my version.

They mention in the same doc that a complete recovery is necessary but I have no idea how to accomplish this. Any help is appreciated....

Edwin Kok

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Re: Question regarding password reset IPS module

Unfornately you can't reset the IPS module password from the ASA when the IPS is running version 5.1.7(E1) as it is a very old version of code.

Here is a couple things to check to perform password reset on IPS prior to IPS reimage:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ips/5.1/configuration/guide/cli/cliTS.html#wp147543

Last option is to perform system reimage (you will loose the configuration). If you are going to perform reimage, I would recommend that you reimage it to the latest version of IPS, ie: 7.0.2(E4).

Hope that helps.

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Re: Question regarding password reset IPS module

Thank you Halijenn

Just to check with you, the instructions mentioned in http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ips/5.1/configuration/guide/cli/cliImage.html#wpxref75271

are for re-imaging right?

Cisco Employee

Re: Question regarding password reset IPS module

Correct, you need to go down to the "Installing the AIP-SSM System Image" section, and download the correct system image from cisco.com download site. Different AIP module has different system image, so please obtain the correct one, as there is AIP-10, AIP-20 and AIP-40.

Here is the actual section for your reference:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ips/5.1/configuration/guide/cli/cliImage.html#wp1032373

Hope that helps.

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