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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1 for EX Series switches.


Set the level for the Junos OS Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode on the device. Setting the FIPS level to a value other than the default, 0 (zero), enables FIPS mode on the device.

Compared to non-FIPS mode, Junos OS in FIPS mode is a nonmodifiable operational environment with limitations.


level—FIPS level on a device, from level 1 (lowest) through level 4 (highest). At level 0 (the default), the device is in non-FIPS mode.

Range: 0 through 4


To enable Junos OS in FIPS mode on an EX Series switch, set level to 1. Only level 1 is supported on the switches.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.