Is it possible to set the privilege level of my account on a cisco switch from level 1 to level 15? if so, what command should i use?

I also have the enable password for the switch.

  • How is your user configured? As a local user or from an external AAA source (like a radius server) Feb 10, 2016 at 13:31
  • I'm a local user.
    – noobCoder
    Feb 10, 2016 at 13:49
  • then @Everton 's answer should work. Feb 10, 2016 at 14:04

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Thats can only be done by an user with more priviledges than you, it´s like root user and normal users, root can change what a normal user see. But if you have the enable password,.. you can try.

By the way, the command is:

username "your_user" privilege privilege-level

Also, you can see more info here:http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios/12_2/security/command/reference/fsecur_r/srfpass.html

  • Note that you need to set the authentication requirement for line line you're using (console or vty) to "login local" (just plain "login"--the default on vtys--means you have to configure a line-specific password). Furthermore, this is only the case if you're using default AAA; if not, you'll have to study the various AAA commands and set them up properly.
    – ebohlman
    Feb 20, 2016 at 9:11
  • @ ebohlman Whe need to suppose that the person who is asking know the different authetication methods on switches and routers, i only gives to him the command line need, cause if he has an account, he know hoy can handled with that Feb 22, 2016 at 13:59

You can attach a privilege level to a local user account:

conf t
username bob privilege 15 secret XXX

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