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enable password and enable secret

hi

whats the difference between enable password and enable secret?

does secret encrypt the password we have given?

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Re: enable password and enable secret

does secret encrypt the password we have given?

Passwords will be encrypted if you use the command "service password-encryption".

whats the difference between enable password and enable secret?

Password will take prescedence over secret.

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Re: enable password and enable secret

Hi vishal patil,

The difference is that,

# enable password - it will enables a password that based on a clear text, unlike,

# enable secret - it will enables a password and password encryption that based on the md5 hashing algorithm. This is is a most recommended command to supply while enabling a password to any cisco network devices.

-onin.

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