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    Privilege Levels Overview

    Different groups of commands are associated with privilege levels (Table 1). You can set enable passwords to allow users to access commands at different privilege levels.

    Table 1: Commands Available at Different Privilege Levels

    Privilege Level

    Commands Available


    help, exit, enable, and disable commands


    User Exec commands plus commands at level 0


    Privileged Exec show commands plus commands at levels 0 and 1


    All commands except support commands


    Support commands that Juniper Networks Technical Support may provide and all other commands

    To maximize security and usability, set different passwords for levels 1, 5, 10, and 15. By default, no enable passwords exist.

    Accessing Privilege Levels

    If users have access to the console, they automatically have access to privilege level 0. To access higher levels of privilege, they must enter the enable privilege-level command. When users specify a privilege level, the system determines whether there is a password at that level. If there is not, the system prompts the user for the password for the lower level closest to the requested level.

    Published: 2014-08-12