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Release Information

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

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1X53-D30 for the QFX Series.


The reauthentication statement is used to locally configure the number of seconds before the 802.1X authentication session times out and the client must reattempt authentication.


If the authentication server sends an authentication session timeout to the client, this takes priority over the value configured locally using the reauthentication statement. The session timeout value is sent from the server to the client as an attribute of the RADIUS Access-Accept message.


interval—Sets the periodic reauthentication time interval in seconds.

Range: 1 through 4,294,967,296 seconds

Default: 3600 seconds

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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