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    change-type (character-sets | set-transitions);

    Hierarchy Level

    [edit system login password]

    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.


    Set requirements for using character sets in plain-text passwords. When you combine this statement with the minimum-changes statement, you can check for the total number of character sets included in the password or for the total number of character-set changes in the password. Newly created passwords must meet these requirements.


    Specify one of the following:

    • character-sets—Number of character sets in the password. Valid character sets include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and other special characters.
    • set-transitions—Number of transitions between character sets.

    Required Privilege Level

    system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

    Modified: 2016-04-29