I took over a couple of Cisco 2960x switches. They are configured with a telnet login. Now that telnet isn't that great (and my colleagues are afraid of CLI but might have to configure things too) I wanted to switch to SSH/GUI. Both ports are open but I don't have a user so I wanted to create an admin user over telnet.
I followed this instruction https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2960x/software/15-0_2_EX/security/configuration_guide/b_sec_152ex_2960-x_cg/b_sec_152ex_2960-x_cg_chapter_0100.html
sh run I get the following lines for the user output
sw11#sh run Building configuration... Current configuration : 7921 bytes ! ! Last configuration change at 12:06:05 UTC Mon Feb 4 2019 ! NVRAM config last updated at 13:23:44 UTC Fri Jan 11 2019 ! version 15.0 no service pad service timestamps debug datetime msec service timestamps log datetime msec no service password-encryption ! hostname sw11 ! boot-start-marker boot-end-marker ! enable secret 5 REDACTED ! no aaa new-model switch 1 provision ws-c2960x-24td-l switch 2 provision ws-c2960x-24td-l ! ip domain-list a.co.uk ip name-server 172.24.0.21 ! spanning-tree mode pvst spanning-tree extend system-id ! vlan internal allocation policy ascending ! <<<<<interfaces here>>>>> ! ip http server ip http secure-server ! logging trap notifications ! snmp-server community public RO ! alias exec ifs show interface status alias exec backup copy system:running-config tftp://serv06/sw11-confg ! line con 0 line vty 0 4 password <unencrypted password> login line vty 5 15 password <unencrypted password> login ! ntp server 10.123.131.1 end
My procedure to create a new user was
login over telnet
enable conf t username admin privilege 15 password 7 <good password>
sh run again there was not a single change in the entire output
Login over SSH or GUI didn't work either. Where did I make a mistake? How do I proceed from here?