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Dec 9 2009   5:50AM GMT

Benefits of Configuring local username and password in Cisco Routers and Cisco Switches,Series 2

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

In my previous post we came across the benefits of having the local username and password in  Cisco devices. Now lets see how to configure the local username and password in a Cisco Router or a Cisco Switch.

Step 1 – Configure the local username and password in a Cisco IOS Device

ITKEAS01#configure t              

ITKEAS01(config)#username itkeadmin password secret $p@ssw0rd$

 

Step 2 – Enable local authentication on a Console port

ITKEAS01(config)#line console 0

ITKEAS01(config)#login local

 

Step 3 – Enable local authentication for telnet session

ITKEAS01(config)#line vty  0 4

ITKEAS01(config)#login local

 

Once you configure these local authentication you will see the following prompt when evr you try to telnet the Cisco IOS Device.

Since privile level configuration differs from this configuration I will try to post those details in upcoming posts.

 

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