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Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

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


Configure the password to use with the RADIUS or TACACS+ server. The secret password used by the local router or switch must match that used by the server.


To ensure better security, we recommend you to configure TACACS+ secret password with a minimum of 14 characters.


password—Password to use; can include spaces included in quotation marks.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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