Enable Cisco Password Encryption

Posted September 28, 2005 by Wozza in Cisco networking

When setting a password against the console, auxiliary and vty lines on a cisco router, the passwords will be displayed when viewing the config on the terminal screen unless password encryption is switched on. Keep reading to find out how to turn on this feature.


To turn on password encyption, use the following:
config terminal
service password-encryption

To turn it off again, use the following:

no service password-encryption

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