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Cisco VPN

Posted on 2009-02-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I recently starting helping out a new office with come of their technology.  They have a few individuals that use a Cisco client to VPN into the network through a Cisco ASA 5505 Security Appliance.  The issue is that no one knows the password to log into the appliance and I need to add 2 remote computers to the VPN.  When I try to use password revealers on the current VPN Clients all that comes back is unnamed.

Anyone know of any tricks that would reveal the password or a trick to ge tthe password to log into the Device?
Question by:iFrog

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ricks_v earned 2000 total points
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You will need to have a console access, then simply follow the instructions..
(note this will not change the config of the asa)


good luck..

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you should read this password from asa.

on your current config-file you should find two lines like

tunnel-group YOUR_GROUP_NAME ipsec-attributes
 pre-shared-key YOUR_GROUP_PASSWORD

then you know group-name and password for your vpn-client-setup

Expert Comment

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If you are looking for the preshared keys for the tunnel group, from the console of the ASA, run "more system:running" and look at the config of the tunnel group. That will show the keys in clear text. If you are looking for the password for the ASA console, you will have to do the password recovery as ricks_v mentioned.

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