IPS SSP  - Password Recovery


Password recovery in IPS SSP module is very easy.


  • from ASA applicance CLI issue command


ASA5585-X# hw-module module 1 password-reset

Reset the password on module 1? [confirm]

Password-Reset issued for module 1.



  • Wait a little bit until you login again. If you are too fast you will see error like below:


Opening command session with module 1.
Module 1 did not respond to session request.

  • Login again to IPS module and set new password (default username is cisco, default password is cisco)

ASA5585-X# session 1
Opening command session with module 1.
Connected to module 1. Escape character sequence is 'CTRL-^X'.

login: cisco
You are required to change your password immediately (password aged)
Changing password for cisco.
(current) password:
New password:
Retype new password:
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The system will continue to operate with the currently installed
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2014-09-16 Adrian

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