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How do I change the "root view" password?

Hello,

I need to change the "root view" password as I need to amend a roles based view called "priv3", how do I do this?

We login to the switch via radius, but it does have 2 local accounts that only work shoudl the radius server be unavailable.

username cisco privilege 15 secret 5 $1$.N84$mFonRgLuRo4mzx7Q1Xvcx0

username cisco2 view priv3 secret 5 $1$RoPn$cgETR2/X9UYU00NDEZ/Ic1

I though it was the enable secret password but it isn't as I have changed this.

Thanks

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How do I change the "root view" password?

Andy,

When you get your your enable prompt, type "enable view" . That will be your enable secret password.

HTH,

John

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How do I change the "root view" password?

When I login it is already in enable privileged mode by the looks of it for example:

Test123#

We use Radius which makes my account have privilege 15 straight away.

How do I change the "root view" password?

You should be able to do from the enable prompt:

enable view

Password:

It will tell you if you are switched to the view. Otherwise, you can check what view you're in with "sh parser view".

HTH,

John

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How do I change the "root view" password?

this is what I get:

Test123#enable view
Password:
% Authentication failed

Test123#

How do I change the "root view" password?

Andy,

If I put in the wrong password, I get the same thing:

R4>en

Password:

R4#enable view

Password:

% Authentication failed

R4#

Here's what I get all the way through:

User Access Verification

Username: Cisco

Password:

R4>en

Password:

R4#sh parser view

No view is active ! Currently in Privilege Level Context

R4#

R4#

R4#enable view

Password:

R4#

*Mar  1 00:34:54.771: %PARSER-6-VIEW_SWITCH: successfully set to view 'root'.

R4#sh parser view

Current view is 'root'

R4#

Maybe you have the incorrect secret password? You could also try bringing your security level down to see if that will force you to enable it, but I doubt that's it. My security level is 15 for this Cisco account:

R4#sh priv

Current privilege level is 15

R4#

HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***
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Re: How do I change the "root view" password?

Hello,

I have just found that if I disable our radius servers then I can log with the local priv 15 account and use the secret password successfully when I use "enable view". Obviously I need to turn on radius again and use my Active Directory username and password, when I do this the secret password does not work when I try the "enable view" command, strange isn't it?

Thanks

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