How to view the pre shared key on a Cisco ASA/PIX configuration

Ever noticed when you issue a show running-config on a ASA to look up the VPN tunnel pre shared key and it appears as a “*”? Well here’s how to find out what the key is!

more system:running-config

This will display the running-config with the pre shared key exposed.

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