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format (System Login)

 

Syntax

Syntax (Junos OS Evolved)

Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 7.4.

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

Option sha1 is not supported in Junos OS Evolved.

Description

Configure the authentication algorithm for plain-text passwords.

Default

For Junos OS, the default encryption format is md5. For Junos-FIPS software, the default encryption format is sha1.

Options

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

  • md5—Produces a 128-bit digest.

  • sha1—Produces a 160-bit digest. The option sha1 is not supported in Junos OS Evolved.

  • sha256—Produces a 256-bit digest.

  • sha512—Produces a 512-bit digest.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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