passwords

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Create Date: Jun 27 2013 5:59AM

Hello, I am using a Summit x250e switch with firmware 12.3.1.2. I used the command:

configuration account admin encrypted

and then typed a password and now I can't get into the switch using the password I typed. After some research it seems that this sends a hash instead of creating a password. That was the only admin account. Is there any way to get back into the switch or to find out what password I would need in order to get back in? Is there any option aside from clearing the entire configuration?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Create Date: Jun 27 2013 2:38PM

You need to clear the configs to restore connectivity to the switch. However, if you have support contract, TAC might be able to help you work around that.

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Create Date: Jun 29 2013 3:22PM

If there's a failsafe account set up you may be able to get in through that. Another way is to use the bootloader - connect to the serial port, and reboot the switch while holding spacebar on your console. Select a different config in the bootloader and start up. You can then try to edit the password out of primary.cfg, or if you have a backup of the config import the backup, sans password. I'm not sure what bootloader you're running, and it's been a long time since I've had to do this so I'm hazy on the specifics, but this can work if you have time to work with the switch (i.e. a decently long  maintenance downtime window.)

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