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Aruba Switch local user account

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  • 1.  Aruba Switch local user account

    Posted 19 days ago
    I am configuring local admin account on Aruba 6400 switch. I have to clarify the following command:

    user admin group administrators password plaintext xyz

    Does the above password entered as plaintext gets changed to the following automatically in the config?

    user admin group administrators password ciphertext 98y93ryb94yr98348fb30furyb4r903u4wu0f0u34b

    what option in the config does this conversion from plaintext to ciphertext?

    Why don't we enter the command with ciphertext option when it is already available?


  • 2.  RE: Aruba Switch local user account
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    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 19 days ago
    Hi,

    The password is visible as cleartext when entered but is encrypted thereafter. It is by default and there is no way to "decrypt" ciphertext passwords back to plain text, so you can see them in 'show run' as plain text. Technically it's a hash.

    Q: Does the above password entered as plaintext gets changed to the following automatically in the config?
    A: Yes, it does get changed automatically

    Q: what option in the config does this conversion from plaintext to ciphertext?
    A: It is default unchangeable behavior.

    Q: Why don't we enter the command with ciphertext option when it is already available?
    A: No idea why you don't do it, this option should be available:

    6000(config)# user test password ciphertext ?
      PASSWORD  User's ciphertext password
    6000(config)# user test password ciphertext
    



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