I stumbled upon a strange sympthon, when i changed the enable password of one my ASA firewalls it would accept the config but when i used the newly set password i couldn’t log in. So why isn’t it changing the password?
At first it really looks weird, you just changed it and it doens’t accept the newly set password.
So i started digging in the config and found that the aaa settings where set to a TACACS server!
So i removed all the rules in the configuration with :
- aaa accounting
- aaa authentication
Make sure you remove them in that order!
To check if all is gone :
show run | grep aaa
Then you need to add a new rule so you can authenticate against the local database:
aaa authentication ssh console LOCAL
Now you can set your username and enable password to make it all complete:
enable password <your password> username <username> password <password> privilege 15
That’s it, problem solved !