Trying to reset a password for a number of switches I have. Didn't save the text file I had jotted it down in....of course.

Connected via serial, but cannot seem to locate any concise info on resetting a forgotten password via serial online.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,



Cisco maintains documents for this type of thing. For your particular switch:

Administrator Password Recovery for 300 and 500 Series Managed Switches

  • Ah, thank you. My Google fu was apparently too weak.
    – dresden47
    May 22 '19 at 22:21

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