PIX 515 not using enable password

Posted on 2009-04-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a cisco pix 515 e that doesn't take the enable password. Instead it takes the user's password for both login and enable. I've deleted and re-added the enable password and changed the user from privilege 15 but no change. I've searched but can't find any related pages online.
Any ideas?
Question by:cavacamite
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JFrederick29 earned 2000 total points
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Most likely becuase you have this in your config.

aaa authentication enable console LOCAL

This specifies to use LOCAL auth (username/password) for enable access.

If you want to use LOCAL (username/password) for telnet/ssh/http but use the configured enable password to enter enable mode instead of LOCAL, use the following config.

aaa authentication ssh console LOCAL
aaa authentication telnet console LOCAL
aaa authentication http console LOCAL
no aaa authentication enable console LOCAL     <--remove this line from your config

Make sure you know the enable password on the PIX or change it to something new if you are unsure so you don't lock yourself out.

enable pass <newpassword>

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31571498
Thank you very much. You've completely resolved the issue.

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