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Router1(config)#username admin privilege 15 algorithm-type scrypt secret xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ERROR: Can not have both a user password and a user secret.
Please choose one or the other.
Router1(config)#

I then try to take out the password using the "no" command

Router1(config)#no username admin password ?
  <cr>  <cr>
Router1(config)#no username admin password
This operation will remove all username related configurations with same name.Do you want to continue? [confirm]

Is there a way to change this from password level 7 to secret level 9 without deleting the username. I'm worried about the other related configurations unless this is a none issue i should not worry about

Thanks in advance

  • It's generally fine to proceed. It's just a warning saying it will remove any references you're making to the username, like if you have custom roles defined, or you have custom attributes defined for that account. – Jesse P. Oct 3 at 0:50
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    That's juts a warning. Review the configuration and look for some reference for that username. When you clear this doubt , change the password – Orlando Gaetano Oct 3 at 1:04
  • Thank you @JesseP for those answers! – 13months Oct 4 at 20:18
  • Thank you @OrlandoGaetano for those answers! – 13months Oct 4 at 20:19

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