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Reset 4255 admin password with service account?

I have a 4255 with no working Admin password. However, I do have a working service account password. Is there a way to login to the service account and issue commands to either unlock or reset the admin password?                  

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Hi,

You can use the service account to create a new password if the administrator password is lost.

To reset the password through the root account you can execute the below commands from the root :

Login to the service account

-bash-2.05b$ su -

Password:

-bash-2.05b# passwd    !! ---Enter the Admin username---!!

Changing password for

Enter the new password (minimum of 5, maximum of 8 characters)

Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.

Enter new password: 

Re-enter new password:

Password changed.

Hope that answers your query.

Do not make any other modifications to the sensor through  the service account except under the direction of TAC.

--Thulasi Shankar

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Please use the link below for IPS appliance password recovery:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ips/7.0/configuration/guide/cli/cli_troubleshooting.html#wp1139598

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Thanks I was aware of that procedure already, but it doesn't answer my question. And it doesn't solve my problem due to

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In other versions of the IPS system it's possible to give a "password" or "passwd" command from the BASH prompt and I want to find out whether something like that is possible under 7.0

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Hi,

You can use the service account to create a new password if the administrator password is lost.

To reset the password through the root account you can execute the below commands from the root :

Login to the service account

-bash-2.05b$ su -

Password:

-bash-2.05b# passwd    !! ---Enter the Admin username---!!

Changing password for

Enter the new password (minimum of 5, maximum of 8 characters)

Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.

Enter new password: 

Re-enter new password:

Password changed.

Hope that answers your query.

Do not make any other modifications to the sensor through  the service account except under the direction of TAC.

--Thulasi Shankar

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