I have a Cisco ASA 5540 running the following Software/Manager version:
- Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 8.2(2)17
- Device Manager Version 6.3(2)
I use ASDM to make changes to the firewall on a constant basis with no issues. Recently, I needed to SSH into the firewall to make some more technical changes and after login with my ACS credentials I go ahead and try to enable (priv mode) and get a Access Denied.
I know the password I am using is correct... but I figure I'll just change it rq. So I decide to login to the ASDM and change the password through the [Configuration > Device Setup > Device Name/Password] section.
I put in the old password followed by the new password and the confirmed NEW password. Apply the configuration and save it to the flash memory (No errors that the old password was wrong). Everything saves fine and the new password has been changed. I can even use ASDM's CLI to issue a
show running-config enable and see my newly encrypted password. Mind you I have the following in my
enable password xxxx1HNMUkxxxx encrypted passwd xxxxaUTcbVSxxxxx encrypted
So I changed the
enable password, not the normal passwd. I again SSH into the firewall with my ACS credentials and proceed to issue the
enable command followed by the newly set password. Access Denied!
Any insight, suggestions, even jokes... I'm really looking at any feedback at this point.