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Cisco 4341 router granting secondary account telnet access

Posted on 2016-09-19
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Hello EE,

I have a temporary support engineer that I need to give access to our router, however I would prefer to setup a secondary account for him to access rather than sharing our primary login.  Before doing so wanted to confirm I can do this and if so what are the commands.

Thanks,
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Depending on how login to device is enabled it can be achieved by creating another local router account with sufficient privileges:
username <username> privilege <1-15> secret <password>

Or if you use RADIUS, TACACS+ you need to configure account for that engineer.

However, have in mind that he can see configuration and passwords can be brute forced (Cisco type 5 in a few seconds, type 7 can be cracked by brute force).
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Perfect!  It's been awhile so just wanted to confirm
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