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Switch 2960S VTY password assignment

Description: To assign vty password for a switch for vty lines 0 to 15, choose SW1 switch from the N/W diagram, and use the following commands.

Use the line vty command, followed by the password and login subcommands, to require login and establish a login password on the VTY port. By default, login is not enabled on the console or on VTY ports.

Note: The password "virtualpass" is assumed. You can use any other password.

Instructions:

1. Enter global configuration mode.

2. Enter line sub-configuration mode for virtual terminals 0 to 15.

3. Assign virtual terminal password "virtualpass" to lines 0-15.

4. Enable the switch to use the password for telnet access.

5. Exit line sub-configuration mode.

6. Exit to privileged mode.

SW1>enable
SW1#configure terminal
SW1(config)#line vty 0 15
SW1(config-line)#password virtualpass
SW1(config-line)#login
SW1(config-line)#exit
SW1(config)#

PS: You can also use short form commands.

By giving “show running-config” command you can view the vty password assigned

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