Username and Password on CATOS

Posted on 2004-11-13
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Is there a way to set up a local username password on a 6500 running CATOS?


Question by:JeffWinkler
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    Accepted Solution

    Cisco Catalyst 6500 right?

    The following website has instructions for what you need...

    "Understanding How Local Authentication Works
    Local authentication uses locally configured login and enable passwords to authenticate login attempts. The login and enable passwords are local to each switch and are not mapped to individual usernames.

    By default, local authentication is enabled. You can disable local authentication only after enabling one or more of the other authentication methods. However, when local authentication is disabled, if you disable all other authentication methods, local authentication is reenabled automatically.

    You can enable local authentication and one or more of the other authentication methods at the same time. The switch attempts local authentication only if the other authentication methods fail. "

    I think youll need Lrmoore and the other cisco guru's for more in depth...

    Author Comment

    What is the earliest CATOS version that supoprts local users. I am running 7.4(2). I am going to have to upgrade the memory in order to support the latest. I only have 64m. I need 128m.

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    Expert Comment

    i was hoping some other experts would provide you with more in depth answers. But thanks for the points...

    Author Comment

    You answered my question above and I found out the answer to the second one. I did not think it was fair to change my question midstream and possibly wind up awarding points to someone else. Like I said you answered the question that was posted.


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