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Factory Reset retains password

Hello,

 

I have an ASA 5505 running 8.x  Whenver I issue a "configure factory-default" command it works but it retains the enable password.  Should it not blow that away as well?  

 

 

Thanks in advance

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Beginner

Re: Factory Reset retains password

Issue a 

 

write erase

 

Then 

 

configure factory-default

 

This is normal behaviour :)

 

Pete

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Beginner

Re: Factory Reset retains password

Issue a 

 

write erase

 

Then 

 

configure factory-default

 

This is normal behaviour :)

 

Pete

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Re: Factory Reset retains password

Thanks Pete,

 

 

so the Write-erase beforehand will keep the password from being retained?

Engager

Re: Factory Reset retains password

hi,
this is normal behavior. the show run on ASA will still display an enable password string even though you've factory reset the appliance. it's still considered a 'blank' enable password wherein you just hit 'enter' to go the privilege mode.