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    minimum-length

    Syntax

    minimum-length length;

    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.

    Description

    Specify the minimum number of characters required in plain-text passwords. Newly created passwords must meet this requirement.

    Default

    For Junos OS, the minimum number of characters for plain-text passwords is six. For Junos-FIPS software, the minimum number of characters for plain-text passwords is 10.

    Options

    length—Minimum number of characters the password must include.

    Range: 6 to 20 characters

    Required Privilege Level

    system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

    Modified: 2015-03-01