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authentication-order [ authentication-methods ];

Hierarchy Level

[edit system]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


Configure the order in which the software tries different user authentication methods when attempting to authenticate a user. For each login attempt, the software tries the authentication methods in order, starting with the first one, until the password matches.


If you do not include the authentication-order statement, users are verified based on their configured passwords.


authentication-methods—One or more authentication methods, listed in the order in which they should be tried. The method can be one or more of the following:

  • password—Use the password configured for the user with the authentication statement at the [edit system login user] hierarchy level.
  • radius—Use RADIUS authentication services.
  • tacplus—Use TACACS+ authentication services.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-26

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