Adtran : Enable service password-encryption


When enabled, all currently configured passwords are encrypted. Also, any new passwords are encrypted
after they are entered. Password encryption is applied to all passwords, including passwords for user
name, Enable mode, Telnet/console, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and
authentication keys. When passwords are encrypted, unauthorized persons cannot view them in
configuration files since the encrypted form of the password is displayed in the running-config. While this
provides some level of security, the encryption method used with password encryption is not a strong form
of encryption so you should take additional network security measures.


Run the following command to enable service password-encryption :

service password-encryption

Item Details


References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(c), CSCv6|16.13, CSCv6|16.14

Plugin: Adtran

Control ID: 40ed0cf92270e5963898f7bfa880421a3578bb76eaf2ca529fefe8713904e068