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How to view the Shared Secret on a Cisco ASA

By October 17, 2014June 1st, 2022Blog, Cisco

Upgrading or modifying your ASA and need to see the crypto shared secret.  Here is the quick and easy way to do that.  From the enable prompt.

pei-hq-fw01# more system:running-config

This will print out the whole running configuration, just like a show running-config, but the shared secrets are in plain text.


tunnel-group type ipsec-l2l

tunnel-group ipsec-attributes

pre-shared-key cisco2009

That is all there is to being able to pull the concealed shared secret from an ASA.

Jason Howe, PEI

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