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Cisco Bug: CSCvu40232 - Password gets saved in the running-config while using terminal password

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Jun 10, 2020

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  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

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If the terminal password option is used to configure password less copy of the backup to remote sites using scp, sftp etc,  the password used will be saved in the running-config.
For example,

Switch# show scheduler job name startupconfig_Daily
Job Name: startupconfig_Daily
terminal password <password>
copy startup-config sftp://lab@$(TIMESTAMP)

User should have terminal password configured.
Independent of MDS platform and versions
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