Hot Downloads



The forum is in read only mode.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: cisco enable password vs. enable secret

cisco enable password vs. enable secret 14 years 8 months ago #11294

  • tiamat
  • tiamat's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Distinguished Member
  • Distinguished Member
  • Posts: 102
  • Thank you received: 0
I've always wondered, what is the point of assigning an enable password and an enable secret on the same cisco device? In my experience, if you assign an enable secret, the basic enable password is not used. I guess a better question would be, why does cisco still offer the less-secure enable password instead of just allowing the enable secret?

Password 14 years 8 months ago #11305

I guess that it's a combination of history, backward-compatibility, ease of modifying rather than rewriting a lump of IOS code and leaving the older 'feature' there in case anybody wants to use it
  • Page:
  • 1
Time to create page: 0.094 seconds


Cisco Routers

  • SSL WebVPN
  • Securing Routers
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Router on-a-Stick

VPN Security

  • Understand DMVPN
  • GRE/IPSec Configuration
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
  • IPSec Modes

Cisco Help

  • VPN Client Windows 8
  • VPN Client Windows 7
  • CCP Display Problem
  • Cisco Support App.

Windows 2012

  • New Features
  • Licensing
  • Hyper-V / VDI
  • Install Hyper-V


  • File Permissions
  • Webmin
  • Groups - Users
  • Samba Setup