password encryption cisco catalyst 2950
Posted on 2005-03-10
After been landed with the job of looking after our pixes and switches and been a noob to it all, I am trying to reconfigure t our routers. I have configured them so user who log on to them authenticate against a aaa server. I have set this all up and works fine. I want to set up a local user with en and privilege 15 as fallback user in case AAA is down, etc. This all works fine, the only problem is the password is not encrypted, shown in cleartext. the command i used was
username Joe privilege 15 password 7 hereismypassword
the reply i recieve is
Invalid encrypted password: hereismypassword
When I leave out 7 it works fine but password is in cleartext, I am sure there is a very simple answer to this, but i have not found it yet.