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Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


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—The number of character sets in the password. Valid character sets include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and other special characters.

  • set-transitions—The 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.

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