Example 53 specifies the enable secret password of ladyhawk Example 53 Enable Secret Password Configuration

Router(config)#enable secret ladyhawk

After you specify an enable secret password, users must enter this password to gain access. Any passwords set through enable password will no longer work.

In addition to the enable secret password, the username secret command provides an additional layer of security over the username password. It also provides better security by encrypting the password using nonreversible Message Digest 5 (MD5) encryption and storing the encrypted text. The added layer of MD5 encryption proves useful in environments in which the password crosses the network or is stored on a TFTP server. This command was introduced in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(18)S. The syntax to encrypt a user password with MD5 is as follows:

username name secret {[0] password | 5 encrypted-secret}

Example 5-4 illustrates the use of the username secret command.

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