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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5. The inet6 option added in Junos OS Release 11.1.


Specify the local IKE identity to send in the exchange with the destination peer to establish communication. If you do not configure a local-identity, the device uses the IPv4 or IPv6 address corresponding to the local endpoint by default.

For Network Address Translation Traversal (NAT-T), both local identity and remote identity must be configured.


  • distinguished-name distinguished name—Specify a distinguished name as the identifier for the remote gateway.

  • hostname hostname—Specify identity as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

  • inet ip-address—Specify identity as an IPv4 address.

  • inet6 ip-address—Specify identity as an IPv6 address.

  • user-at-hostname e-mail-address—Specify identity as an e-mail address.

  • key-id sring-key-id—Specify key ID in ASCII string.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

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