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minimum-length

 

Syntax

Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 7.4.

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

Description

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

This statement can be used in combination with all of the other requirement options for plain-text passwords, such as minimum-upper-cases, minimum-punctuations, minimum-lower-cases, and so on.

Using several password minimum requirement options will cause the minimum-length to be reset if the total sum of the required minimums exceeds the minimum-length setting.

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—The 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.