Technical Documentation



authentication-order [ authentication-methods ];

Hierarchy Level

[edit access profile profile-name]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


Set the order in which the JUNOS Software tries different authentication methods when verifying that a client can access the router or switch. For each login attempt, the software tries the authentication methods in order, from first to last.




password—Verify the client using the information configured at the [edit access profile profile-name client client-name] hierarchy level.

radius—Verify the client using RADIUS authentication services.

Note: For subscriber access management, you must always specify the radius method. Subscriber access management does not support the password keyword (the default), and authentication fails when no method is specified.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-26