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Local Authentication failing on 2911

                   Hello Everyone,

I have a new 2911 that I am trying to bring up but local authentication is failing.  I know I have typed the username and password correctly but no go.  When I try to http in it is failing as well. I even create a "Cisco, Cisco" account.   I have a console connection and even that is failing.  Can someone take a look at the config and see if they can find the issue?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Local Authentication failing on 2911


line vty 0 4

login local


ip http authentication local

* Edit *

I didn't notice your aaa new-model line. I don't see anything else that jumps out. Can you do a "debug aaa authentication" and post results?



HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***
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Local Authentication failing on 2911

As previous poster said, the main thing is to do "login local" on the line interface in question. (line vty for telnet, line con 0 for the console port) and it should use local authentication.

Then just do

username test secret testsecret

You could try using priv 15 to make sure the user has high access rights.

username test priv 15 secret testsecret

Also, can you show the output when you try to connect via the console port?

Good luck!


Re: Local Authentication failing on 2911

If you use AAA (which you are), you must configure a method for logging in. Atm you don't have one.

The simplest method to do is:

Router(config)# aaa authentication login default local

Re: Local Authentication failing on 2911


did you type the aaa new-model on purpose and will use AAA for your 2911?

if not, just negate it (no aaa new-model) and use the commands suggested by john b and andy.