Creating Users on a Cisco Router

Posted October 7, 2004 by Headhunter in Cisco router

This tech-recipe will allow you to create multiple users on a router. It is also a handy tool to find out who did what and at what time (permitting logging is on and the correct date/time is configured).

We first start by creating the users. Use the following command:
username user password password

We will use this command for each user we want to create.

Now, we enable the use of usernames to log in to the router.
We use the following commands:
aaa new-model
aaa authentication login default local

The first line enables aaa or authentication, authorization, and accounting. The second line is telling the router to use the local user database which was created in the first step.

Now that this is enabled on the router, logging into the router (console, telnet) will prompt for a username/password.

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