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format

Syntax

format (des | md5 | sha1);

Hierarchy Level

[edit system login password]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Description

Configure the authentication algorithm for plain-text passwords.

Default

For JUNOS Software, the default encryption format is md5. For JUNOS-FIPS software, the default encryption format is sha1.

Options

The hash algorithm that authenticates the password can be one of three algorithms:

  • des—Has a block size of 8 bytes; its key size is 48 bits long.
  • md5—Produces a 128-bit digest.
  • sha1—Produces a 160-bit digest.

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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