Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.
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 devices in the VRRP group must use the same authentication scheme and password.
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.