Command:

enable password


Mode:

Router(config)#

Syntax:

enable password [level level] {password | [encryption-type] encrypted-password}

no enable password [level level] {password | [encryption-type] encrypted-password}


Syntax Description:
level (Optional) Level for which the password applies. You can specify up to 16 privilege levels, using numbers 0 through 15. Level 1 is normal EXEC-mode user privileges. If this argument is not specified in the command or the no form of the command, the privilege level defaults to 15 (traditional enable privileges). 
password Password users type to enter enable mode. 
encryption-type (Optional) Cisco-proprietary algorithm used to encrypt the password. Currently the only encryption type available is 7. If you specify encryption-type, the next argument you supply must be an encrypted password (a password already encrypted by a Cisco router).
encrypted-password Encrypted password you enter, copied from another router configuration.

Command Description:

To set a local password to control access to various privilege levels, use the enable password global configuration command. Use the no form of this command to remove the password requirement. The encryption-type argument specifies a pre-encrypted password (using a proprietary Cisco algorithm). Currently the only encryption type available is 7. If you specify encryption-type, the next argument you supply must be an encrypted password (a password already encrypted by a Cisco router).

Example:

Router(config)#enable password 7 $1$nnCO$Hp3iCaDMrTvJIRI9IGRsa0

Misconceptions:
None

Related Commands:
enable secret

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