troubleshooting Question

Enable Secret Password Encryption

Avatar of JABrown
JABrown asked on
Switches / HubsEncryptionNetwork Security
11 Comments1 Solution3763 ViewsLast Modified:
While changing the enable password on my Cisco 3550, I accidentally left of the numeral for the encryption level.

What I meant to type is:  enable secret 0 <new password>
But what I typed is: enable secret <new password>
I followed that with:  service-password encryption
And then did:  Write mem

If my understanding is correct, I've now encrypted it at a level that I don't know how to get around.  And now I can't get into the enable mode.  Need help!
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros