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TACACS Secret Key importance ?

I was just wondering what importance does the secret key have...i.e what could happen if a non authorized person found out. What kind of damage could be done.

(I am putting this question in reference to Cisco AcS3.0 and cisco networking devices.)

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Re: TACACS Secret Key importance ?

Tacacs packets are encrypted between the Access server and Tacacs server snd the "shared Secret" or "key" used to encrypt/decrypt it. For more information, refer to TACACS RFC about how the encrypted packets are generated using shared Key.

Well smart guys with secret key can damage many things.

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