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authentication-key key;

Hierarchy Level

[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols rsvp interface interface-name],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols rsvp peer-interface peer-interface-name],[edit protocols rsvp interface interface-name],[edit protocols rsvp peer-interface peer-interface-name]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.


Authentication key (password). Neighboring routers use the password to verify the authenticity of packets sent from this interface or peer interface.

RSVP uses HMAC-MD5 authentication, which is defined in RFC 2104, HMAC: Keyed-Hashing for Message Authentication.

All routers that are connected to the same IP subnet must use the same authentication scheme and password.


key—Authentication password. It can be 1 through 16 contiguous digits or letters. Separate decimal digits with periods. Separate hexadecimal digits with periods and precede the string with 0x. If you include spaces in the password, enclose the entire password in quotation marks (" ").

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-28

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