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When would the privilege command be used under the vty lines?

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#1 hikingguy



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 05:50 AM

I'm needing some help understanding the configuration of privilege levels under the vty lines. 


When I log into the router with the following config, I am placed into priv level 1 (not 12, which is configured under the vty lines). From testing I've done, I know that if you don't specifically set the priv level of a user in the local database, it defaults to priv level 1.


From other testing I did (on real equipment), I've determined that the priv level associated with a username always overrides the priv level configured under the vty lines. So, my question is, when would the privilege level x command under the vty lines ever be used)??? 


no aaa new-model
username buck password 0 rogers
line vty 0 4
privilege level 12





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Posted 04 January 2015 - 01:51 AM

did u set up level 12?  by default only 2 are set: User EXEC mode commands are privilege level 1.  Privileged EXEC mode and configuration mode commands are privilege level 15.

if u want use levels other than that, u must set them up:



privilege configure all level 3 interface

privilege exec level 3 configure terminal

privilege exec level 3 configure

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