CCNP Enterprise Core (350-401) Cisco Security

Enable Password and Enable Secret

enable password stores the password in plain text (Type 0) in the Ciscos configuration. service password-encryption will encrypt the plain text into a Type 7 password but this is still considered weak.

enable secret will store the password in a Type 5 encryption and is considered more secure.

If both enable password and enable secret are configured on the router; enable secret will take priority

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