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J4857A enable password reset

Ben Houghton
Occasional Visitor

J4857A enable password reset

Hi,

Does anyone know to reset the enable password on a J4857A switch?

Thanks
Ben
1 REPLY
Kell van Daal
Respected Contributor

Re: J4857A enable password reset

Taken from the security guide:

Recovering from a Lost Password
Recovery from a lost password requires direct access to the serial port and a system reset.
NOTE: You can perform this procedure only from the CLI.
To recover from a lost password:
1.
Start a CLI session over the serial interface to the device.
2.
Reboot the device.
3.
At the initial boot prompt at system startup, enter b to enter the boot monitor mode.
4.
Enter no password at the prompt. (You cannot abbreviate this command.) This command will cause the device to bypass the system password check.
5.
Enter boot system flash primary at the prompt.
6.
After the console prompt reappears, assign a new password.

Hope this helps,

Kell