How to display a Cisco ASA pre-shared-keyPosted on 25 October 2012 by Beaming Support
This scenario is for when you have configured a VPN on a Cisco ASA but are unable to remember your Cisco ASA pre-shared-key.
If you’re trying to locate your Cisco ASA pre-shared-key, simply showing the running-configuration from command line or within the ADSM configuration manager will return a masked password (******).
If you have SSH access to the ASA then you can enter:
From within ADSM click on Tools, Command Line Interface and enter the same command.
The pre-shared-key is now displayed in plain text.
This applies to all versions of Cisco ASA including 5505 and 5510.
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