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Hierarchy Level


Set the level for the Junos OS Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) mode on the device. Setting the FIPS level to a value other than the default, 0 (zero), enables FIPS mode on the device.

Compared to non-FIPS mode, Junos OS in FIPS mode is a nonmodifiable operational environment with limitations.



FIPS level on a device, from level 1 (lowest) through level 4 (highest). At level 0 (the default), the device is in non-FIPS mode.

  • Range: 0 through 4


To enable FIPS mode on an EX4100 Series device, set level to 1. Only level 1 is supported.

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1 for EX Series switches.