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format

 

Syntax

Hierarchy Level

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.

Description

Configure the authentication algorithm for plain-text passwords.

Default

For Junos OS, the default encryption format is sha512. For Junos OS-FIPS software, the default encryption format is sha1.

Options

The hash algorithm that authenticates the password can be one of three algorithms:

  • sha1—Produces a 160-bit digest. The encrypted password starts with $sha1$.

  • sha256—Produces a 256-bit digest. The encrypted password starts with $5$.

  • sha512—Produces a 512-bit digest. The encrypted password starts with $6$.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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