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    authentication-key key;

    Hierarchy Level

    [edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family inet address address vrrp-group group-id],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family inet address address vrrp-group group-id]

    Release Information

    Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

    Statement introduced in Junos OS 11.3 for the QFX Series.

    Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1x53-D20 for the OCX Series.


    Configure a Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) IPv4 authentication key. You also must specify a VRRP authentication scheme by including the authentication-type statement.

    All routers in the VRRP group must use the same authentication scheme and password.

    Note: When VRRPv3 is enabled, the authentication-type and authentication-key statements cannot be configured for any VRRP groups.


    key—Authentication password. For simple authentication, it can be 1 through 8 characters long. For Message Digest 5 (MD5) authentication, it can be 1 through 16 characters long. If you include spaces, enclose all characters in quotation marks (“ ”).

    Required Privilege Level

    interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

    Modified: 2016-05-26