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Line Console Password

I just purchased a 3845 router and I placed a password in the line console. Though when I log out of the console and back in it still doesnt ask for a password. I am able to type enable and get to the # prompt. I tried my normal "login" command but in the router it stated incomplete command. There is a "login authentication default" command but I am not sure that is what I need to perform.

Thanks

Pete

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Re: Line Console Password

have you configured "login" command under console port like this.

line con0

password

login

hope this helps .... rate if it does ....

New Member

Re: Line Console Password

Yeah. When I type "login" I get incomplete command. I figure that I am missing something somewhere.

Re: Line Console Password

Do you experinece the same thing when the console session time out.

You can remove the login authentication default command as it is basically used with Tacacs+ or radius

HTH

Narayan

New Member

Re: Line Console Password

I never did implement the command. I did not want to lock myself out of the system.

Thanks,

Pete

Purple

Re: Line Console Password

He is saying it is default so it doesn't show up so try "no default authentication" and see what happens .

Re: Line Console Password

It looks like AAA is enabled. If you don't want use AAA feature, just type "no aaa new-model". Then the "login" command without any keyword should work.

Hope this help

SSLIN

New Member

Re: Line Console Password

Oh. But if I use aaa new-model for ssh how do I configure the console port to use a password?

Pete

Re: Line Console Password

You can define a authentication method list, like this:

aaa authentication login default local

then define a username-password pair

username admin password cisco

Now, next time when you login, you will be prompted to enter a username and password.

Let me know if it work

SSLIN

Re: Line Console Password

oops, sorry, I forgot the last step:

line con 0

login authentication default

HTH

SSLIN

New Member

Re: Line Console Password

"I just purchased a 3845 router and I placed a password in the line console"

line con 0

pass xxxxx

login

"I am able to type enable and get to the # prompt. "

enable secret xxxxx

The enable password is not the same with the console password, so if you set the console password and not the enable pass when you type enable you will get privilege level 15 with no pass.

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