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HP 1950 password recovery

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  • 1.  HP 1950 password recovery

    Posted Aug 08, 2022 11:49 PM

    We have a 1950 that we are locked out of due to losing the admin cli password and also cannot get into the GUI. I would like to get back in without factory resetting. I read the following possible solution in a thread but has anyone done this? Does anyone know what they might be referring to in step 4 when they say "special unlock password"? Is this referring to xtd cli password?


    There is a procedure, but it requires unlocking CLI in 1950. You can contact HPE Support for the CLI unlock password. When you obtain it, this should help:

    1. reboot, Ctrl+D, option 4, Ctrl+B
    2. Option 7 - Skip Current System Configuration
    3. Option 0 - Reboot
    4. Unlock CLI (special unlock password should be used. This is an exception process.)
    5. Enter following commands:
    configuration replace file startup.cfg
    #Current configuration will be lost, save current configuration? [Y/N]: N
    local-user admin
    undo password
    save safely force

  • 2.  RE: HP 1950 password recovery

    Posted Aug 09, 2022 05:40 AM
    Check this post on the HPE community.

    Herman Robers
    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.