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    authentication (Login)

    Syntax

    authentication {encrypted-password password;load-key-file URL;plain-text-password password;remote-debug-permission (qfabric-admin | qfabric-operator |qfabric-user);ssh-dsa "public-key";ssh-rsa "public-key";}

    Hierarchy Level

    [edit system login user username]

    Release Information

    Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 11.1 for the QFX Series.

    Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1X53-D20 for the OCX Series.

    Description

    Authentication methods that a user can use to log in to the switch. You can assign multiple authentication methods to a single user.

    Options

    encrypted-password "password"—Message Digest 5 (MD5) or other encrypted authentication. Specify the MD5 or other password. You can specify only one encrypted password for each user.

    You cannot configure a blank password for encrypted-password using blank quotation marks (" "). You must configure a password of 1 through 128 characters and enclose the password in quotation marks.

    load-key-file—Load RSA (SSH version 2) and DSA (SSH version 2) public keys from a file. The file is a URL containing one or more SSH keys.

    plain-text-password—Plain-text password. The command-line interface (CLI) prompts you for the password and then encrypts it.

    remote-debug-permission (QFabric systems only)—QFabric component authentication. Specifies permission levels for users to access individual components in a QFabric system.

    ssh-dsa "public-key"—SSH version 2 authentication. Specify the SSH public key. You can specify one or more public keys for each user.

    ssh-rsa "public-key"—SSH version 2 authentication. Specify the SSH public key. You can specify one or more public keys for each user.

    Required Privilege Level

    admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

    Modified: 2017-08-30