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authentication-key (Protocols BGP and BMP)


Hierarchy Level


Configure an MD5 authentication key (password). Neighboring routing devices use the same password to verify the authenticity of BGP packets sent from this system.


key—Authentication password. It can be up to 126 characters. Characters can include any ASCII strings. If you include spaces, enclose all characters in quotation marks (“ ”).

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced for BMP in Junos OS Release 13.2X51-D15 for the QFX Series.

Statement introduced for BMP version 3 in Junos OS Release 13.3.