Configure Enable password

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Rahan, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Rahan

    Rahan Guest

    Hi All,

    Could you explain what's diffrence btw the commands :

    enable password ...
    and
    enable secret ...


    Thanks a lot !

    Best Regards
    Rahan
     
    Rahan, Aug 25, 2006
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  2. Rahan

    Guest

    Rahan wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > Could you explain what's diffrence btw the commands :
    >
    > enable password ...
    > and
    > enable secret ...
    >
    >
    > Thanks a lot !
    >
    > Best Regards
    > Rahan


    The enable secret password is securely encrypted in the router's
    config and cannot be reversed.

    The enable password can be stored either in plain text
    or trivially encrypted.

    If both are configured the enable password is ignored
    and the enable secret password used instead.

    It is a frequent mistake to configure both.
    this just means that your enable password can be
    trivially decrypted.

    you should use only the enable secret version.
     
    , Aug 25, 2006
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  3. Rahan

    Rahan Guest

    <> a écrit dans le message de
    news:...
    >
    > Rahan wrote:
    > > Hi All,
    > >
    > > Could you explain what's diffrence btw the commands :
    > >
    > > enable password ...
    > > and
    > > enable secret ...
    > >
    > >
    > > Thanks a lot !
    > >
    > > Best Regards
    > > Rahan

    >
    > The enable secret password is securely encrypted in the router's
    > config and cannot be reversed.
    >
    > The enable password can be stored either in plain text
    > or trivially encrypted.
    >
    > If both are configured the enable password is ignored
    > and the enable secret password used instead.
    >
    > It is a frequent mistake to configure both.
    > this just means that your enable password can be
    > trivially decrypted.
    >
    > you should use only the enable secret version.
    >


    Thank You very much Bod34 for your a clear answer.

    Best Regards
    Rahan
     
    Rahan, Aug 25, 2006
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  4. Rahan

    BernieM Guest

    "Rahan" <Rahan@Rahan_badmail.com> wrote in message
    news:44ef2eeb$0$909$...
    >
    > <> a écrit dans le message de
    > news:...
    >>
    >> Rahan wrote:
    >> > Hi All,
    >> >
    >> > Could you explain what's diffrence btw the commands :
    >> >
    >> > enable password ...
    >> > and
    >> > enable secret ...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Thanks a lot !
    >> >
    >> > Best Regards
    >> > Rahan

    >>
    >> The enable secret password is securely encrypted in the router's
    >> config and cannot be reversed.
    >>
    >> The enable password can be stored either in plain text
    >> or trivially encrypted.
    >>
    >> If both are configured the enable password is ignored
    >> and the enable secret password used instead.
    >>
    >> It is a frequent mistake to configure both.
    >> this just means that your enable password can be
    >> trivially decrypted.
    >>
    >> you should use only the enable secret version.
    >>

    >
    > Thank You very much Bod34 for your a clear answer.
    >
    > Best Regards
    > Rahan
    >
    >


    Just to give you an example of how insecure 'enable password' is, here's a
    popular decrypting engine ... http://www2.tongzweb.com/tools/cisco.asp

    'enable secret' uses an MD5 hash.

    BernieM
     
    BernieM, Aug 25, 2006
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