How to view the PSK (pre-shared key) on a Cisco ASA

There are times you might have to find the PSK in order to share it with a 3rd party vendor or you just need it for your own team. There’s an easy way to find it.

This was performed on an ASA that’s running 8.4(1) code.

kc-fw01# more system:running-config |  i ipsec-attributes|pre-shared-key
tunnel-group ipsec-attributes
 ikev1 pre-shared-key Th1s1smyK3y

You can also look at your TFTP backups if you are doing that. They are sent in clear text.