Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 7.4.
Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.
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.
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.
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.