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2960-s Switch - Password Commands

There are 3 commands (that I know of) that deal with passwords:

USERNAME

Enable Password

Enable Secret

Which sets what? - that is which gets me past the initial connection to the > prompt, which gets me past ENABLE to the # prompt?

Thanks!

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Usernames are typically set

Usernames are typically set with a security level or privilege level. If not set, it defaults to 1 which is the lowest. Using the username and password for a user at level 1 is enough to achieve the ">" prompt. At level set at 15 will bring a user to the "#" or "enable" prompt. Typically users are set to a level lower than 15. Then upon logging in, they use the enable password to get to the enable prompt. Enable secret and enable password are pretty much the same thing. Enable password sets the password in plain text on the config, whereas enable secret encrypts it. They both get you to the same prompt.
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Thank you, nathanfarrar, for

Thank you, nathanfarrar, for that good info!

Let me rephrase a piece of the question:

When I telnet into a 2960-S switch, I am greeted with

User Access Verification

Password:

What is the command to set that password?

Thanks again!

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