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    Erasing the Console Password

    If you forget the console password, you can erase the existing value and configure a new one. This action deletes all authentication for the console line. To erase existing passwords:

    1. Reboot the router by pressing the recessed software reset button on the primary SRP module (Unresolved xref) and then pressing the mb key sequence during the countdown.
    2. Disable authentication at the console level.
      :boot##disable console authentication

      If you remember the password at this point, you can override this action by entering:

      :boot##no disable console authentication
    3. Reload the operating system.
      :boot##reload

    When the operating system reloads, you can access the console without a password.

    Note: You can log in to the console without a password until you set a new password.

    Published: 2014-08-12