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Change Cisco 2960 login account

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Hi,

I have several Cisco 2960 switches, which i can access remotely. Now I need to change the login details and the enable password.

Can it be done remotely, or do i have to connect via console port? What are the command to do this?

Thanks!
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to change the enable password

Router>enable
Router#configure terminal
Router(config)#enable password mypassword

press "CTRL-Z"
write
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Can it be done remotely, or do i have to connect via console port? What are the command to do this?
As long as you have telnet, ssh or SDM access from your remote location, you would use the same commands as if you were local.
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Can it be done remotely, or do i have to connect via console port?
Definitely you can. You can not rename an account name at one go. First create a new user account remotely. Then logon using that account and remove the previous account.

What are the command to do this?
To create new account UserA to be used with telnet/SSH,
R1(Config)#username UserA privilege 15 secret UserAPassword
R1(Config)#line vty 0 4
R1(Config-line)#login local
R1(Config-line)#transport input ssh telnet
R1(Config-line)# exec-timeout 5 0
R1(Config-line)#exit

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To change enable password
R1(Config)#enable secret MyPassword
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Also, I would open another SSH session to test the new login before exiting the current session just to be safe.
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by:Craig Beck
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Really it depends how admin authentication is configured on the switches, but the enable password/secret can be changed just by using the command posted by Paul1.

If you're using line passwords:

line vty 0 4
 password <password>

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If you're using local authentication:

username <username> privilege <privilege-level> password <password>

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Thanks guys. With your information i changed the local and the enable password;

Local login: username local privilege 2 secret <password>

Enable password: enable secret <password>
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