Cisco Encryption

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Cisco Routers
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Is there a way to encrypt console port and vty port on a cisco switch/router using type 5 password encryption?

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The traffic to/from the device will not be encrypted unless SSH is enabled. The password should be able to be encrypted in the configuration. Use the command <b>service password-encryption</b> at the beginning of your configuration.

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  • BlankReg
    As Labnuke99 says, the traffic to/from the vty is not encrypted unless you use SSH. However the encryption of the passwords for the con, aux and vty ports is not type 5, which was the original question. The answer is no, you can not use type 5, only the enable secret uses type 5. The con, aux, and vty only use type 7 when the global service password encryption command is used.
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  • Jfernatt
    If you would like to use type 5 then use username / password combination username bob secret b0bzs3cr3t line vty 0 4 login local line con 0 login local the password for each username will be type 5 :)
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  • BlankReg
    Hi Jfernatt - I usually work on old versions, so I had forgotten that that was introduced. Good Call. I think it came in from 12.3 onwards, prior to that only the enable secret used type 5.
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