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firewall-authentication (User Identification)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1X45-D10. Support for disable option dropped in Junos OS Release 12.1X47-D10.


Enables the firewall authentication table as an authentication source. The priority of this table among other authentication tables establishes the search sequence used to identify user and role values.


priorityA unique value between 0 and 65535 that determines the sequence for searching multiple tables to retrieve a user role. Each table is given a unique priority value. The lower the value, the higher the priority. A table with priority 120 is searched before a table with priority 200.

Default: 150

Setting the priority value of the firewall authentication table to 0 is equivalent to disabling the table and eliminating it from the search sequence.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

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