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How to Go directly into priv mode with local account and AAA configured

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I would like to know how to go directly into priveledge mode using local account (if TACACs is down). I tried doing different "if-authenticated configs" and it still prompts for an enable password to go into enable mode. Also, is there anything else I need to add under line console 0 if I want to always use local accounts to access the line con 0?

Here are my AAA configs:


aaa authentication login default group tacacs+ local line enable
aaa authentication enable default group tacacs+ enable
aaa authorization exec default group tacacs+ if-authenticated
aaa authorization commands 15 default group tacacs+ if-authenticated
aaa accounting exec default start-stop group tacacs+
aaa accounting commands 15 default start-stop group tacacs+

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what is the configuration of the local user account? It should be something like:

username XXXX secret XXXX priviledge XXXX

For console login to use local account, make sure you have a local account and try the following:


aaa authentication login console-login local


line console 0

     login authentication console-login





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Yes it is priv 15 for user account.
I thought the AAA authentication will apply to all mgmt. ports (mgmt., line con, vty, etc.)?

Yes username is priv 15.
If I don't add the AAA authentication config and line con 0 config you described, will I still be prompted to enter my TACACs creds if the server is up when attempting to console into a device?


the below gets you directly into enable mode when using the local account, is this what you are looking for ?

username admin privilege 15 secret cisco
aaa new-model
aaa authentication login default group tacacs+ local
aaa authorization exec default group tacacs+ if-authenticated


line vty 0 4
exec-timeout 0 0
privilege level 15
logging synchronous
stopbits 1

Oh ok so I should take out the "line enable" from my 1st AAA config line, and then add: privilege level 15 under line vty 0 4? what about vty 5 15?


And yes, configure vty 5 15 in the same way as 0 4.

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