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Old 03-25-2015, 01:23 PM
nikhil80 nikhil80 is offline
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Automate login for enable password on Cisco devices

Hello People,

I'm new to SecureCRT and was wondering if someone can help me automate the login process to my Cisco devices.

I'm able to get the username/password entered automatically however I'm unable to get past the 'enable' mode command on the Cisco device automatically.

I tried to send the 'enable' command but it just sits there and I have to hit enter to get to the enable password prompt, enter the password and then I'm good to go.

I would appreciate if someone could let me know how to automate the enable password process so that I don't have to enter that everytime I connect using SSH on SecureCRT.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:52 PM
rtb rtb is offline
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Hi nikhil80,

Thanks for the post. It sounds like you already have the username and password saved in the session. If this is correct, then you can enable Automate logon in the Connection / Logon Actions category of the Session Options dialog. After the option is enabled, disable the option named Send initial carriage return, and modify the Expect/Send sequence to meet your needs.

Does this help you accomplish your goal?

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Old 08-27-2018, 06:48 PM
thrtnastrx thrtnastrx is offline
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1. Logon actions
2. Enable "automate logon"
3. Disable "send initial carriage return"
4. Delete any pre-built items
5. Add
5. Expect: [do not put anything here]
6. Send: enable
7. OK
8. Add
9. Expect: Password:
10. Send: [enter enable password here]

this worked on a Cisco ASA
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:59 AM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
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Hi thrtnastrx,

I am going to need a little more info about the interaction in the terminal window.

What does happen with this configuration? (ie: Enable never gets sent?)

Is Display logon prompts in terminal window enabled in the Connection / Logon Actions category?

What is in the terminal window?

If you have saved your primary authentication elsewhere in the session (Connection / SSH2 category), then I would expect you are at some kind of prompt. That should be what is used for the "Expect" field.

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