A Few Easy Steps: Cisco IOS, Setup Authentication on Console Port

In this session of A Few Easy Steps, we will be setting up Authentication on the console port on a Cisco Router. In General this will work on any Cisco Switch or Router that runs on IOS.

Session Prerequisites:

  • You have terminal or console access to your Cisco device.

Session Assumptions:

  • Console port is 0
  • Login Credentials will be Local

Our goals of this session are:

  • Setup local User Account
  • Setup authentication on console port

Setup local User Account

conf t
!
username sessiontest password session test
!
end
!
copy running-config startup-config

Setup authentication on console port

conf t
!
line con 0
!
login local
!
end
!
copy running-config startup-config
! 

Entire Session:

conf t
!
username sessiontest password session test
!
exit
!
line con 0
!
login local
!
end
!
copy running-config startup-config

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