PIX 500 Series Password Recovery Fails
Posted on 2007-12-05
I have a PIX 500 series firewall for which I need to recover the password. I have followed the instructions contained in Cisco Document ID: 8529 - "Password Recovery Procedure for the PIX", but cannot regain control of the device.
When the proceure asks if I want to remove the password, I respond Y; when it asks if I want to remove the configure, I respond N. The procedure then proceeds as documented, reboots the PIX, and places me back into the monitor. I type in the command "enable" and am asked supply a password. According to the documentation, there should be no password, so I respond by hitting "Enter", only to receive a "Login Failed" message. The PIX was confirmed to be running software version 7.1(2). The password recovery file used was "np70.bin. Despite much searching on the net, I could find an "np71" file.
I've tried using both "" and "cisco" as passwords, tried logging in as "admin" or as "cisco" but am repeatedly rejected.