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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.


Configure the Automatic Protection Switching (APS) authentication key (password).


key—Authentication password. It can be 1 through 8 characters long. Configure the same key for both the working and protect routers.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Related Documentation

  • Configuring Basic Automatic Protect Switching

  • For information about the authentication-key statement at the [edit interfaces interface-name unit unit-number family inet address address (vrrp-group | vrrp-inet6-group) group-number] or [edit logical-systems logical-system-name interfaces interface-name unit unit-number family (inet | inet6) address address (vrrp-group | vrrp-inet6-group) group-number] hierarchy level, see the High Availability User Guide.