Technical Documentation

minimum-changes

Syntax

minimum-changes number;

Hierarchy Level

[edit system login passwords]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Description

Specify the minimum number of character sets (or character set changes) required in plain-text passwords. Newly created passwords must meet this requirement.

This statement is used in combination with the change-type statement. If the change-type is character-sets, then the number of character sets included in the password is checked against the specified minimum. If change-type is set-transitions, then the number of character set changes in the password is checked against the specified minimum.

Default

For JUNOS Software, the minimum number of changes is 1. For JUNOS-FIPS Software, the minimum number of changes is 3.

Options

number—The minimum number of character sets (or character set changes) required for the password.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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


Published: 2010-04-26