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Changing passwords for PIX 515

How can I change "enable", "telnet", and other admin passwords for PIX 515 without locking myself out. Thanks

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Re: Changing passwords for PIX 515

Hi,

Here is your answer :

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_61/cmd_ref/mr.htm#xtocid7

Also, for enable p/word (in config mode):

pix(config)#enable secret xxxxxx

Note: xxxxx = your chosen password.

Remember to write to memory after change i.e. pix#wr m

Hope this helps -

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Re: Changing passwords for PIX 515

question regarding the word "secret", is this something different than "password"?

I was looking at cisco doc somewhere for Enable, and it said

pixfirewall> enable

password:

pixfirewall# enable password xxxxxxxx

pixfirewall# configure terminal

pixfirewall (config)# write terminal

what is the difference between your statement with "secret" versus above with "password"?

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Re: Changing passwords for PIX 515

enable password means that when you will see the pix configuration, you will see the password you have set. with the enable secret command, the real password is encrypted so you will not see the real password when you see the configuration of the pic- it's more secure.....

Gold

Re: Changing passwords for PIX 515

Hi,

As Lee's post states, enable secret is more secure + encrypted - I should have explained this on my post - sorry !!

Hope it helped....

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