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CCIE Practical Studies: Security (CCIE Self-Study) by Raymond Morrow, Andrew G. Mason, Dmitry Bokotey

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Using the Software Configuration Register for Password Recovery

Two different methods exist for recovering a password using the software configuration register method. One uses the config-register or confreg command, and the other uses the o/r command. Which method you use depends on the platform and device you are performing the procedure on.

Using config-register or confreg for Password Recovery

This section describes the procedure used to recover a password using the config-register or confreg command. If you used the enable password command to configure your privileged EXEC mode, you can recover it using a utility such as the free GetPass password-recovery utility, available from Boson at www.boson.com/promo/utilities/getpass/getpass_utility.htm ...

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