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Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

Hi everyone,

 

this is my first post and not sure if I chose the best section (Networking Switching).

 

I want to configure a Cisco 2960XR switch with an encrypted USB key with password.

 

The USB key format is FAT32.

 

Is it possible to use an encrypted USB key to configure a Cisco device?

 

I had a doubt because when you put the key in a PC it asks for a password, but how can a switch access the key if it requires a

 

password?

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Beginner

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

Hi,

 

It will not work, so reformat it without encryption.

 

BR

Tayyab

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Hall of Fame Guru

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

IT doesn't guarantee that the USB stick is compatible with the switch.
Cisco appliances are very picky with what USB stick can be used.
Beginner

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

I actually saw in some forums that Cisco is indeed picky about USB key vendor, but my question is, no matter the USB key vendor or model, if a USB key with password can be used to configure a switch.

VIP Mentor

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

Hello,

 

actually, I don't think this will work. The only way I have ever heard of with regard to Cisco supporting encrypted USB devices is through Aladdin's eToken (see attachment)...

 

Beginner

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

This is what I feared.

 

Thank you for your help.

Hall of Fame Guru

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch


@poirier1500 wrote:

if a USB key with password can be used to configure a switch.

I know this won't work.

Beginner

Re: Using an encrypted USB key with password to configure a Cisco switch

Hi,

 

It will not work, so reformat it without encryption.

 

BR

Tayyab

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