So this is going to be quick post, as recently i had to decommission a Nokia IP390 Checkpoint firewall, where i had no details for the device 😀
Fortunately I was on site and had my trusty console cable! So this is going to be a reminder to myself on: How to do a password reset and factory reset of a Nokia IP390 via CLI
Let’s get cracking 🙂
Firstly, you need to have console access and the ability to reboot the device.
You will need to enter single user mode. Reboot the device and as it is going through it boot process, you will need to look for Type any character to enter command mode, once you see that hit enter and type boot -s to enter single user mode.
1,072,300,032 bytes of system memory tested OK Starting bootmgr Loading boot manager.. Boot manager loaded. diskless platform Entering autoboot mode. Type any character to enter command mode. BOOTMGR> boot -s
You will be prompted with Enter pathname of shell or RETURN for sh: Just hit enter.
Enter pathname of shell or RETURN for sh:
With that you will be in Single-User Mode now, as you will have # prompt.
To reset the admin password, you need to run the overpw script: /etc/overpw
# /etc/overpw This program is used to set a temporary admin password when you have lost the configured password. You must have booted the machine into single user mode to run it. The configured password will be changed. Please change the temporary password as soon as you log on to your system through voyager. Please enter password for user admin: Please re-enter password for confirmation: Continue? [n] y
You will be prompted with:
Admin password changed. You may enter ^D to continue booting. THIS IS A TEMPORARY PASSWORD CHANGE. PLEASE USE VOYAGER TO CREATE A PERMENANT PASSWORD FOR THE USER ADMIN.
As instructed hit ctrl + D and the booting process will continue. With that the admin password will be reset
Now we have got admin access to the device, to do a factory reset is pretty noddy, to be honest. The IP390 is UNIX based cli, as shown by the single-user mode, firstly su into root:
Nokia[admin]# su root
Next, we need to change directory into the config folder:
Nokia[admin]# ls bin cdrom dev image proc tmp var bootmgr config etc opt sbin usr web Nokia[admin]# cd config
Delete all files the active files:
Nokia[admin]# ls active db Nokia[admin]# rm active Nokia[admin]# ls db
Once all the files have been deleted, all that is needed is to reboot the device for the change to take affect:
With that Bob’s your uncle, Sally’s your aunty and you have a decommissioned Nokia IP390 😀
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