Brocade ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 Stackable Switches Hardware Installation Guide
Brocade ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 Stackable Switches Hardware Installation Guide
R07.4.00a
Part Number: 53-1002505-03
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Configuring an ICX 6430 or ICX 6450 device : Password assignment

Password assignment
By default, the CLI is not protected by passwords. To secure CLI access, Brocade strongly recommends assigning passwords. Refer to the FastIron Configuration Guide.
NOTE: You cannot assign a password using the Web management interface. You can assign passwords using Brocade Network Advisor if an enable password for a Super User has been configured on the device.
The CLI contains the following access levels:
User EXEC – The level you enter when you first start a CLI session. At this level, you can view some system information but you cannot configure system or port parameters.
Privileged EXEC – This level is also called the Enable level and can be secured by a password. You can perform tasks such as managing files on the flash module, saving the system configuration to flash, and clearing caches at this level.
CONFIG – The configuration level. This level allows you to configure the system IP address and configure switching and routing features. To access the CONFIG mode, you must already be logged in to the Privileged EXEC level.
You can set the following levels of Enable passwords:
Super User – Allows complete read-and-write access to the system. This is generally for system administrators and is the only password level that allows you to configure passwords.
NOTE: You must set a Super User password before you can set other types of passwords.
Port Configuration – Allows read-and-write access for specific ports but not for global (system-wide) parameters.
Read-Only – Allows access to the Privileged EXEC mode and CONFIG mode but only with read access.
Assigning passwords
Complete the following steps to set passwords.
NOTE: Depending on the device you purchased, and the code (Layer 2 or Layer 3) loaded on your system, the router prompt is displayed accordingly. For example, for an ICX 6450-48P device running Layer 3 code on the device, the router prompt displays ICX6450-48P Router> at the CLI level.
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Brocade> enable
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Brocade# configure terminal
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Brocade(config)# enable super-user-password joe
NOTE: You must set the Super User password before you can set other types of passwords.
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Brocade(config)# enable port-config-password john
Brocade(config)# enable read-only-password sam
NOTE: If you forget your Super User password, refer to “Recovering from a lost password”.
Syntax:
enable super-user-password <text>| read-only-password <text>| port-config-password <text>
Passwords can be up to 32 characters long.
Recovering from a lost password
By default, the CLI does not require passwords. However, if a password has been configured for the device but the password has been lost, you can regain Super User access to the device using the following procedure.
NOTE: Recovery from a lost password requires direct access to the serial port and a system reset.
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Enter no password. (You cannot abbreviate this command.)
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Enter boot. This command causes the device to bypass the system password check.
After the console prompt reappears, assign a new password.
Syntax:
Syntax:

Configuring an ICX 6430 or ICX 6450 device : Password assignment