Why have a separate username/password database on all your routers? What a pain to have to keep seperate accounts to login to all the routers and switches? And what if you want to change the “root” password? Do you have to go to EVERY router and switch to make the change?
Not anymore… Why not use Windows Active Directory (AD) as the username/password database for all your routers & switches? This is very easy to configure. In fact, in my article How to configure the Cisco IOS to use Windows AD Authentication, you will find out how to do it, step by step. Check it out!