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How to change password on 1841 router ?

Hello,

I have newly configured Cisco 1841 router.

I downloaded Cisco SDM and installed on

laptop attached to that router. I created a

user which has level 15 permissions. I forgot to make the password in encrypted form. Now if an another user says sh run

, password of my user account displays in

clear text. How can i change? I tried it by logining by that specific user, then as usual i said "enable secret <password>

And i exit afterwards and saved config by

saying <wr> . But password is not encrypted still. I dont no how to change password for the specific user on 1841 router. Anybody have experience? It's urgent....I went trough Cisco's doc's. But alas. No help ! I did search too.

No results for that specific criteria.

Regard's,

Amey Abhyankar.

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Re: How to change password on 1841 router ?

Hi Abhyankar ,

If you want to encrypt the password on router use the "" service password-encryption "" command on router.It automatically encrypts passowrd.

Hope it helps you.

Thanks,

satish

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Re: How to change password on 1841 router ?

Service password-encryption does provide encryption for passwords but it is relatively weak encryption. If you want stronger encryption then you can change the configuration of the user from user password to user secret . This will encypt the user password with the same kind of encryption that is used for enable secret.

HTH

Rick

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