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Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Handbook by Dave Hucaby

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5-1. Managing Generic Users

By default, administrative users can authenticate with a firewall by using only a password. After they are authenticated, these users are known by the generic username enable_1.

The firewall prompts you for the password in Telnet and SSH sessions, but not in console sessions. On the console, a user is immediately placed at the unprivileged level.

With SSH sessions, users are prompted for a username and password. You can use the username pix as the generic username.

The following sections present the configuration steps needed to authenticate administrative users based only on a password or on a username and password pair, and to authenticate end users initiating traffic through the firewall.

Authenticating and Authorizing ...

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