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get-secret() Function (SLAX and XSLT) and get_secret() (Python)


Python Syntax

SLAX Syntax

XSLT Syntax


Invoke a CLI prompt and wait for user input. Unlike the jcs:get-input() function, the input is not echoed back to the user, which makes the function useful for obtaining passwords. The user input is defined as a string for subsequent use. This function cannot be used with commit or event scripts.

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CLI prompt text.

Return Value


Text typed by the user and stored as a string.

Usage Examples

The following SLAX example shows how to prompt for a password that is not echoed back to the user:

In Python:

Release Information

Function introduced in Junos OS Release 9.5R2.

Support for the slax namespace added in Junos OS Release 12.2.

Support for Python added in Junos OS Release 16.1R1.