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    Passwords and Security Overview

    One of your major management responsibilities is to secure your router. To do this, assign passwords or secrets to the router. In Global Configuration mode, you can set passwords or secrets to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the router in Privileged Exec mode.

    Passwords and secrets have the same degree of security on your router, and they are used interchangeably. You can define either a password or a secret for your router, but not both.

    Published: 2014-08-12