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    enable password


    enable password [ level securityLevel ] [ passwordType ] passwordText

    no enable password [ level securityLevel ]

    Release Information

    Command introduced before JunosE Release 7.1.0.


    Sets a password to control access to certain types of commands. The first time you define a password, you must enter it in plain text. To view its encrypted form, use the show config display. To redefine the password at a later date, you can enter the password in its encrypted form. The no version removes the password requirement.

    Note: On the E Series router, all passwords are stored as encrypted passwords.


    • securityLevel—Security level for which you want to set the password; default value is 5; commands generally fall into one of the following security/privilege levels:
      • 0—Allows the user to execute the help, enable, disable, and exit commands
      • 1—Allows the user to execute commands in User Exec mode plus commands at level 0
      • 5—Allows the user to execute Privileged Exec show commands plus the commands at levels 1 and 0; this is the default level
      • 10—Allows the user to execute all commands except support commands, which may be provided by Juniper Networks Customer Service
      • 15—Allows the user to execute privilege setting and support commands
    • passwordType:
      • 0—Specifies that an unencrypted password follows; this is the default
      • 7—Specifies that an encrypted password follows
    • passwordText—Password, either encrypted or unencrypted, depending on the password type


    Global Configuration

    Published: 2014-08-14