Password encryption

hi,
I'm changing enable password and password on ASA version7.0 (8) from default values as below
enable password qbClJ3kdjrGf.VAU encrypted
passwd 2KFQnbNIdI.2KYOU encrypted

I can't remove these passwords and when I setup new password and show runn then it shows plaintext such as
enable password  AbC123456 encrypted
passwd AbC123456 encrypted.

Am I doing some thing wrong? why does it not encrypt the password that I enter. Any help will be appreciated.

Rgds,
 
JamilakhtarAsked:
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Dave HoweConnect With a Mentor Software and Hardware EngineerCommented:
leave off the word "encrypted" - that indicates that you have already encrypted the data, which clearly isn't true :)

however, enable password is depreciated - you should use enable secret now instead.
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sylenixCommented:
to turn on password encryption type:

config terminal
service password-encryption

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to turn it off
no service password-encryption

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JamilakhtarAuthor Commented:
sylenix,
I already tried that but there's no service password-encryption in ASA 5520, there is only service password-recovery. In routers and switches I find service password encryption. any idea pleas.

Rgds,

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JamilakhtarAuthor Commented:
Excellent work!
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