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Aruba Controller Password Reset Jan06-Tutorial

If you have forgotten or lost your Aruba Controllers Password it can be reset following the bellow steps.

 

  1. Connect to the cotroller via Console cable
  2. Login using "password" as the user name and use "forgetme!" as the password.
  3. Type "enable" to enter the enable mode
  4. Type "conf term" to enter configuration mode
  5. In configuration mode, enter ‘mgmt-user admin root’ and reset the password
  6. Re-login using the new admin password you just set.
  7. Enter "enable" and then "conf term" to enter configuration mode
  8. Type ‘enable secret’ reset the enable mode password.
  9. Lastly perform a "write mem" to save your new passwords and make it persistent


Example:

User: password
Password: forgetme!
(aruba) >enable
Password: enable
(aruba) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z
(aruba) (config) #mgmt-user admin root
Password:
Re-Type password:
(aruba) (config) #exit
(aruba) #exit
(aruba) >exit


User: admin
Password:
(aruba) >enable
Password: enable
(aruba) #configure terminal
Enter Configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z
(aruba) (config) #enable secret
Password:
Re-Type password:
(aruba) (config) #write memory

 

Please give Kudos if you learnt something new or useful :)

 

 

Contributor II

Re: Aruba Controller Password Reset Jan06-Tutorial

Just want to add on this article, I encounter a problem on Aruba 7005 controller no matter how I change the admin password using the command above it wont work. I did found the following command.

 

 

User: password
Password:*********

 

(Aruba) (config) #no mgmt-user localauth-disable
(Aruba) (config) #mgmt-user admin root
Password:********

Re-Type password:********
(Aruba) (config) #exit
(Aruba) #exit

 

User:Admin

Password:*********

(Aruba) #

(Aruba) #

 

New Contributor

Re: Aruba Controller Password Reset Jan06-Tutorial

OK...

So everything works..

I logon .. I reset the admin password..

I logoff and relog with my new password..

Smiles..

 

So then, I reboot the device..

I get to the logon prompt..

I logon in with the with same user/ password combo..

and Frown.

 

I cant login..

So 

I redo the entire step pattern again..

USER. Password... PASSWORD. forgetme! ....etc

Reset the Admin password again..

Test again.

Reboot again.

Frown again..

 

How do I keep a smile?

Guru Elite

Re: Aruba Controller Password Reset Jan06-Tutorial

After you login, create another admin user with the role of root and type "write mem".  Login with that new admin user...


*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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