Administrator can set a plain-text or encrypted password for access to CLI test
value is stored in
with the boot configuration information. The
configuration commands will
this value in plain text.
Configuration mode command
test-commands [encrypted] password
] sets an encrypted or
plain-text password for access to CLI test-commands.
sequence is shown below.
[local]host_name(config)# tech-support test-commands password new_password [ old-password old_password ]
If the new
password replaces an existing password, you must enter the old password for the
change to be accepted.
If the old password is not entered or does not match the
existing configured value, the following error message appears: "tech-support
password is already configured". A prompt then appears to accept entry of the
old password: "Enter old tech-support password:".
old_password allows you to replace the existing password
without being prompted to enter the old password. If you incorrectly enter the
old password or do not enter the old password, an error message appears:
"Failure: Must enter matching old tech-support password to replace existing
The Quick Setup
Wizard (Exec mode
also prompts for entry of a tech-support test-commands password. If you have
forgotten the old tech-support password, you can run
from the Console port to enter a new tech-support password.
When a test-commands
password is configured, the Global Configuration mode command
[ encrypted ] password
requires the entry of the password keyword. If the
keyword is specified, the
argument is interpreted as an encrypted string containing the password value.
argument is interpreted as the actual plain text value
test-commands password is never configured, StarOS will create a new
password. If the
keyword is not entered for
test-commands, the user is prompted (no-echo) to enter the password. Also,
must be enabled by an administrator to access the CLI test-commands.