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authentication-key

Syntax

authentication-key key;

Hierarchy Level

[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols isislevel level-number],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols isis level level-number],[edit protocols isis level level-number],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols isis level level-number]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Description

Authentication key (password). Neighboring routing devices use the password to verify the authenticity of packets sent from this interface. For the key to work, you also must include the authentication-type statement.

All routing devices must use the same password. If you are using the JUNOS IS-IS software with another implementation of IS-IS, the other implementation must be configured to use the same password for the domain, the area, and all interfaces adjacent to the Juniper Networks routing device.

Default

If you do not include this statement and the authentication-type statement, IS-IS authentication is disabled.

Options

key—Authentication password. The password can be up to 1024 characters long. Characters can include any ASCII strings. If you include spaces, enclose all characters in quotation marks (“ ”).

Caution: A simple password for authentication is truncated if it exceeds 254 characters.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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


Published: 2010-04-14

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