Login issues after password complexity change

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Login issues after password complexity change

L1 Bithead

We changed the password complexity and history settings on our firewall a couple of days ago.
After committing the changes the local users are not able to login on the firewall.
So we tried to boot into maintenance mode by connecting through a console cable in order to roll back to a older running config.
This did not do anything though, because the users are still not able to login using their old credentials from the time when the running config was saved.
Does rolling back to a saved running config, undo-s the password complexity settings?
Is there a way to import a device state config from the actual maintenance mode without having to reset to factory default and connect from the management interface?


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Hello sir, yes it was resolved by resetting the firewall and importing an exported configuration

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Are you sure you selected the proper configuration version that was far enough back? Reverting the configuration would undo the complexity changes and everything else you modified as long as you didn't modify the device's master key during the same set of changes. 

L1 Bithead

@BPry  thank you for your response sir.  Yep, pretty sure. The old running config was about a year old but still did not allow the local users to login with their old password (used at that time) .


Excuse me,has the problem been solved?

Hello sir, yes it was resolved by resetting the firewall and importing an exported configuration

Thank you for your reply.

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