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Changing Password in Cisco Switch & Router

Dear Sir,

Kindly send me How to change the password for my Cisco Devices:

Enable Secret & Telnet.

Thank You.

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Changing Password in Cisco Switch & Router

Michael,

For the enable secret

conf t

!

enable secret NEW-WORD

!

For telnet

conf t

!

line vty 0 4

password NEW-WORD

!

*** On switches you may have up to 16 vty sessions

line vty 0 15

password NEW-WORD

!

Regards,
Alex.
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Changing Password in Cisco Switch & Router

Alex has given a good response which assumes that the original poster has not enabled aaa new-model. If aaa new-medel has been enabled then the telnet password is no longer the password configured on the vty. The result of enabling aaa new-model is equivalent to configuring login local and now the IOS will look for user ID and password to authenticate a telnet session. We also need to consider the possibility that the device has been configured with aaa authentication login in which the telnet password is determined by the parameters specified in the aaa authentication login command. And we need to consider the possibility that aaa authentication enable might have been configured in which case its parameters determine what password is used to authenticate login to enable mode.

So we need some clarification from the original poster about how the device is configured.

HTH

Rick

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