ssh connection to PIX501

Newbie here - I'm trying connect to my PIX from the inside with a ssh connection (via PuTTY). The PIX asks for a username and takes it. Then asks for a password which it doesn't.

I have input the following via the CLI

ssh inside
ssh timeout 5
username xxx password xxx privilege 15
username yyy password yyy

Naturally I have double and triple checked that I'm typing the correct password. I have tried both usernames xxx and yyy (changed of course).

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Hi rpcc
Are you trying to setup aaa authentication for this?  
If you are not using aaa, you can logon to the PIX using username pix and the telnet password - to set the telnet password:
conf t
passwd [telnet password]

If you are using aaa and the aaa server is down for example, you can logon using the username pix and the enable password - to set the enable password:
conf t
enable password [enable password]

Note - you must set something as an enable password - a blank one will not work (not that you would use a blank one anyway)

hope this helps

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rpccAuthor Commented:
nodisco - success!

 I was able to login via ssh with username 'pix' and the telnet password.  How can I change the username needed from 'pix' to something else?  aaa authentication?

thanks again
This is the built-in admin account, it cannot be changed.

rpccAuthor Commented:
Thanks, harbor235.  So much to learn.......
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