Password Command on CISCO Router/Switch

Command

Password

Use

Sets the password for virtual terminal login.

Syntax

Router(config-line)#password <password>

Example

In this example a password is set for vty 0 4 login on R2.

R2#conf t
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
R2(config)#line vty 0 4
R2(config-line)#password cisco

The config is shown with the new password set for vty login.

R2(config-line)#do show run | sec vty 0 4
line vty 0 4
password cisco
login
transport input telnet ssh

A telnet session is initiated from R3 to R2. Notice that login now requires password.

R3#telnet 10.2.2.2
Trying 10.2.2.2 … Open
User Access Verification

Password: *****

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