Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.
Configure the password for user authentication.
authentication-password—Password that a user enters. The password is then converted into a key that is used for authentication.
SNMPv3 has special requirements when you create plain-text passwords on a router or switch:
The password must be at least eight characters long.
The password can include alphabetic, numeric, and special characters, but it cannot include control characters.
Required Privilege Level
snmp—To view this statement in the configuration.
snmp-control—To add this statement to the configuration.