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encrypting password on conf t

Hi, im trying to change my pass and trying to encrypt it.

But im not sure if this is the correct syntax over my cisco.

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username louie privilege 15 password 7 **moderator edit**

router#conf t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

**moderator edit**(config)#username **moderator edit** privilege 15 password 7 **moderator edit**

Invalid encrypted password: **moderator edit**

router(config)#

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New Member

Re: encrypting password on conf t

Hi,

when you want to change the password you should do it like this :

username louie privilegde 15 password newpass

When you configure it with the keyword '7' the router expects a crypted password not clear text.

The router does a valid check for crypted passwords. So when you type in a password in cleartext with the '7' the router reject this cleartext password as a valid crypted password.

The encrypt your passwords on the router use the 'service password-encryption' feature.

Hope this helps,

Udo

New Member

Re: encrypting password on conf t

Hi, Yes i did change my pass already thanks for your help!

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