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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.


Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) authentication keys so that the router or switch can send authenticated packets. If you configure the router or switch to operate in authenticated mode, you must configure a key.

Both the keys and the authentication scheme (MD5) must be identical between a set of peers sharing the same key number.


key-number—An integer in the range of 1 to 65533.

type type—Authentication type. It can only be md5.

value password—Key itself, consisting of 1 through 8 ASCII characters. If the key contains spaces, enclose it in quotation marks.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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