Technical Documentation



local certificate-name {certificate-key-string;load-key-file URL-or-path;}

Hierarchy Level

[edit security certificates]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


Import a paired X.509 private key and authentication certificate, to enable JUNOScript client applications to establish Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to the router or switch.


certificate-key-string—String of alphanumeric characters that constitute the private key and certificate.

certificate-name—Name that uniquely identifies the certificate.

load-key-file URL-or-path—File that contains the private key and certificate. It can be one of two types of values:

  • Pathname of a file on the local disk (assuming you have already used another method to copy the certificate file to the router’s or switch’s local disk)
  • URL to the certificate file location (for instance, on the computer where the JUNOScript client application runs)

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-26