Technical Documentation



community-name community-name;

Hierarchy Level

[edit snmp v3 snmp-community community-index]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


The community name defines an SNMP community. The SNMP community authorizes SNMPv1 or SNMPv2 clients. The access privileges associated with the configured security name define which MIB objects are available and the operations (notify, read, or write) allowed on those objects.


community-name—Community string for an SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c community. If unconfigured, it is the same as the community index. If the name includes spaces, enclose it in quotation marks (" ").

Note: Community names must be unique. You cannot configure the same community name at the [edit snmp community] and [edit snmp v3 snmp-community community-index] hierarchy levels.

The community name at the [edit snmp v3 snmp-community community-index] hierarchy level is encrypted and not displayed in the command-line interface (CLI).

Required Privilege Level

snmp—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-27