Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Security Command Reference
E Commands
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E Commands

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E Commands

enable

enable secret


E Commands


This chapter describes the Cisco NX-OS security commands that begin with E.

enable

To enable a user to move to a higher privilege level after being prompted for a secret password, use the enable command.

enable level

Syntax Description

level

Privilege level to which the user must log in. The only available level is 15.


Command Default

Privilege level 15

Command Modes

EXEC configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

To use this command, you must enable the cumulative privilege of roles for command authorization on TACACS+ servers using the feature privilege command.

Examples

This example shows how to enable the user to move to a higher privilege level after being prompted for a secret password:

switch# enable 15
switch# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

enable secret

Enables a secret password for a specific privilege level.

feature privilege

Enables the cumulative privilege of roles for command authorization on TACACS+ servers.

show privilege

Displays the current privilege level, username, and status of cumulative privilege support.

username

Enables a user to use privilege levels for authorization.


enable secret

To enable a secret password for a specific privilege level, use the enable secret command. To disable the password, use the no form of this command.

enable secret [0 | 5] password [all | priv-lvl priv-lvl]

no enable secret [0 | 5] password [all | priv-lvl priv-lvl]

Syntax Description

0

(Optional) Specifies that the password is in clear text.

5

(Optional) Specifies that the password is in encrypted format.

password

Password for user privilege escalation. It contains up to 64 alphanumeric, case-sensitive characters.

all

(Optional) Adds or removes all privilege level secrets.

priv-lvl priv-lvl

(Optional) Specifies the privilege level to which the secret belongs. The range is from 1 to 15.


Command Default

Disabled

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

To use this command, you must enable the cumulative privilege of roles for command authorization on TACACS+ servers using the feature privilege command.

Examples

This example shows how to enable a secret password for a specific privilege level:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature privilege
switch(config)# enable secret 5 def456 priv-lvl 15
switch(config)# username user2 priv-lvl 15
switch(config)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

enable

Enables the user to move to a higher privilege level after being prompted for a secret password.

feature privilege

Enables the cumulative privilege of roles for command authorization on TACACS+ servers.

show privilege

Displays the current privilege level, username, and status of cumulative privilege support.

username

Enables a user to use privilege levels for authorization.