configure account encrypted

configure account [all | name] encrypted e-password


Encrypts the password that is entered in plain text for the specified account, either user account or administrative account.

Syntax Description

all Specifies all accounts (and future users).
name Specifies an account name.
e-password Enter in plain text the string you for an encrypted password. See Usage Guidelines for more information.



Usage Guidelines

You must create a user or administrative account before you can configure that account with a password.

Use the create account account command to create a user account.

When you use this command, the following password that you specify in plain text is entered and displayed by the switch in an encrypted format. Administrators should enter the password in plain text. The encrypted password is then used by the switch once it encrypts the plain text password. The encrypted command should be used by the switch only to show, store, and load a system-generated encrypted password in configuration; this applies with the following commands: save configuration, show configuration, and use configuration.



Once you issue this command, you cannot have a null password. However, if you want to have a null password (that is, no password on the specified account), use the create account command.

Passwords can have a minimum of 0 character and can have a maximum of 32 characters. Passwords are case-sensitive. User names are not case-sensitive.



If the account is configured to require a specific password format, the minimum is 8 characters. See configure account password-policy char-validation for more information.

You must have administrator privileges to change passwords for accounts other than your own.


The following command encrypts the password red for the account marketing:

configure account marketing encrypted red


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.5.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X620, X690, X870 series switches.