Help changing password using Cisco CCA or CLI

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I have a cisco UC500, cisco switch and firewall. When I log on using CCA it asking me for the username and password for each device. I need to know who to change the password for each device.
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I Cisco you have two types of passwords, Password and Secret. Here are the CLIs to change both.

line vty 0 4
password {yourpassword}
line con 0
password {yourpassword}
no enable secret
enable secret {yourpassword}
Ernie BeekSenior infrastructure engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
So that means you don't know the passwords?
SouljaSr.Net.Eng
Top Expert 2011

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Are you able to do a break sequence to get to rmon? If so, just change the config register to 0x2142 and then reset the router. It should ignore the start-up and get you in to add or change the password. This requires access physically to the router through the console port.
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SouljaSr.Net.Eng
Top Expert 2011

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What type of switch and firewall? With most Cisco switches, if you hold the mode button then power it on, it will get you to a "rmon" area. Then you have to type in flash_init enter. Then load_helper, enter. Then rename the config.text to config.old or something then type in boot to boot the switch.
Ernie BeekSenior infrastructure engineer
Top Expert 2012

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I have the password for all the devices. We just need to change them because someone left the company.

Can the password change be done using CCA or it has to be CLI? Which method is easier as I am a rookie on the cisco stuff? By changing the password can it cause issue on the network?
Ernie BeekSenior infrastructure engineer
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
On the firewall you have several:
-passwd to configure the logon password:
in config mode, enter: passwd mypassword
-enable password to get to enable mode (level 15 access):
in config mode, enter: enable password mypassword

And you can define users and their passwords (at different security levels) for logon:
in config mode, enter: username username password password privilege 15
Just found out. You can changes the password easily on CCA. Just log in and go to configure>device properties>users and passwords.

In there you type in what you want. Once you enter the new info you may be prompted to login with your new credentials. Close CCA don't save anything and open CCA and type in your new info. This is to test if it works. Reason why you don't save is because it will flash the device with the config. All we are doing is a temp flash. Once you can verify that the new credentials work go to configure>save configuration.

You're done.

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Because I verified the step and was working with a Cisco Tech.

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Because I verified the step and was working with a Cisco Tech.

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