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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 16.1.


Configure the hash algorithm used by the SSH server when it displays key fingerprints.


md5Enable the SSH server to use the MD5 algorithm.
sha2-256Enable the SSH server to use the sha2-256 algorithm. The default is sha2-256.

The FIPS image does not permit the use of MD5 fingerprints. On systems in FIPS mode, sha2-256 is the only available option.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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