This is part of a Getting Started series in configuring Cisco switches and routers. The series can be used to help prepare for the CCNA certification. Our last post was on Configuring a Local User and Password.
The enable secret is the password to get into privileged EXEC mode. The difference between enable secret and enable password is that the secret is encrypted.
Configuring Enable Secret
In this short tutorial, we go over how to configure the secret that will be used after you type in enable.
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
Core-Switch-A(config)#enable secret Cisco123
That’s it! Just remember that password or else you’ll have to go through password recovery which isn’t fun.