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Configuring Users and Passwords for the CCENT Certification Exam

Part of the CCENT Certification All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The CCENT certification exam will test you on basic configuration of the Cisco IOS, including setting passwords and creating users. The following are some key points that summarize configuring passwords on Cisco devices:

Command(s) Result
R1>enable
R1#config term
R1(config)#enable password mypass
R1(config)#enable secret mysecret
These commands are used to create an enable password and an enable secret. Remember that the enable password is stored in clear text within the configuration file while the enable secret is encrypted.
R1>enable
R1#config term
R1(config)#line con 0
R1(config-line)#password conpass
R1(config-line)#login
These commands are used to create a console password on the console port. Remember that after the password is set, you must specify the login command to require authentication on the port.
R1>enable
R1#config term
R1(config)#line aux 0
R1(config-line)#password auxpass
R1(config-line)#login
These commands are used to create an auxiliary port password on the router. Again, notice the use of the login command after setting the password; if you forget to use it then the router will not prompt for a password on that port.
R1>enable
R1#config term
R1(config)#line vty 0 15
R1(config-line)#password vtypass
R1(config-line)#login
These commands are used to create a password for telnet connections that are made to the device.
R1>enable
R1#config term
R1(config)#username glen password glenpass

R1(config)#line con 0
R1(config-line)#login local

R1(config)#line vty 0 15
R1(config-line)#login local
These commands are used to create a username called glen with a password of glenpass. You then use the login local command on each of the console port, auxiliary port, and vty ports to require authentication with a username and password.
R1(config)#banner motd #
Enter TEXT message. End with the character '#'.
This device is for authorized personnel only.
Please disconnect at once if you have not been given permission to access this device
#
R1(config)#
This command creates a message-of-the-day banner, which displays before someone logs in. This is used to give legal notice that unauthorized access is prohibited.
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