Chapter 2. Getting Started with Cisco Security Appliance Configurations

Security Appliance CLI Modes

The Cisco Security Appliance has command modes similar to Cisco routers. When you first log in to the command-line interface (CLI), perhaps via a console cable, you are either presented with the option to enter a setup dialog or you are presented with the user mode prompt:

Ciscoasa>

From the user mode prompt, you can perform only basic commands that enable you to verify certain parameters. You cannot really do any configuration from this mode. To perform any configuration, you need to access privilege EXEC mode. To do so, enter the following:

Ciscoasa> enable
Password:
Ciscoasa#

Now that you have entered privilege EXEC mode, you have the power! You ...

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