Change the enable password on a Cisco router

Posted: August 19, 2010 in CISCO

The enable password is similar to the superuser or Administrator password and protects your router. Only after authenticating with this password can you make changes to your device.
To change or set the enable password to p4ssw0rd:

config t
enable secret p4ssw0rd

The enable pasword p4ssw0rd command will also set the enable password, but will leave the password in plain text and visible in the router configuration. This is not affected by the service password-encryption setting.

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