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Cisco Network Assistant


I have trouble using CNA.

I have users configured to access switches via ssh and Cisco ACS. They can login with their username then their password which is stored in an Active Directory. Then they type in "enable" and again they type in the same password than the first time.

So far so good.

Now I want the same users to access the switch with the GUI Cisco Network Assistant. But that only works when the users type in an explicitely set enable secret password on the switch.

There always appears a window "Authentication: Device".

Whats wrong with my configuration?

Another question: what do I need the enable secret password for, when I use ACS logins?

Thanks in advance


  • LAN Switching and Routing