Configure Console Login Password on Cisco Switch

Posted May 27, 2004 by Quinn McHenry in Cisco switch

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Cisco devices allow password protection of console access. This tech-recipe describes configuring the use of a password to protect the console of a Cisco switch.

To set the console password to keepout, enter the following commands from global configuration mode:

line console 0
password keepout

The login statement enables logins from the console.


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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