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Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Need help resetting the disable password on an ASA5505 device

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Re:Need help resetting the disable password on an ASA5505 device

Hi,

Could you please elaborate a little bit more on what your issue is?

Thanks

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Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Yea,

I locked myself out of my own ASA5505 VPN and I cannot reset the device. I searched and saw this:

Jul 14, 2011 8:35 AM (in response to Thomas Davis)

ASA 5505 I lost the enable password for spare device.you can restore an ASA to factory default by following this procedure;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/security/asa/asa71/configuration/guide/trouble.html#wp1049302

once you have access to the console perorm the following;

write erase

reload

this will restore the ASA to factory defaults

I can't access the document/resource to see the solution. I tried the reset button and couldn't find a reset switch on the motherboard. How do I reset the unit to the factory defaults without having to access some proprietary documentation?

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Re: Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Its easy, you have to follow these steps to recovery the password without change the configuration or if you want, you can restore the ASA to the factory settings.

Note: ASA5505 doesnt have a reset button to restore settings.

1. Unplug and plug the ASA

2. press Break or press ESC repeatedly

3. You go into rommon mode

4. rommon #0>confreg 0x41

5. rommon #1>boot

6. The device will reboot normally, but will not have settings applied

7. asa> enable

    password:

    asa(config)#config-register 0x01

    Note: No password if requested so press enter when ''password:'' appears

8. asa(config)#wr 

And you will have a resetted ASA5505

Saludos Cordiales Windsor R. Gonzales Mejia

Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Hi,

Here is a good link as well:

Performing Password Recovery for the ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance

http://tools.cisco.com/squish/952b3

I hope it helps.

Thanks.

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Re: Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

I get a 403 Forbidden message. What does that mean?

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Re: Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Hi,

You need to login first to cisco.com

Please let me know.

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Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Ah, that's weird. I thought SSO was going to work automatically, but guess not. Thanks a million!

Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Good news to hear

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Need help resetting the enable password on an ASA5505 device

Dear David,

I wonder if you could mark this as a solved issue.

Thanks for your time.

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