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request security idp security-package install



Updates the attack database inside the device with the newly downloaded one from the staging folder, recompiles the existing running policy, and pushes the recompiled policy to the data plane.

Also, if there is an existing running policy, and the previously installed detector's version is different from the newly downloaded one, the downloaded components are pushed to the data plane. This command installs IDP, IPS, and application package signatures.


  • policy-templates—(Optional) Installs the policy template file into /var/db/scripts/commit/templates.

  • status—(Optional) The command security-package install may take a long time depending on the new Security database size. Hence, security-package install command returns immediately and a background process performs the task. User can check the status using security-package install status command.

  • update-attack-database-only—(Optional) Loads the security package into IDP database but does not compile/push the active policy or the new detector to the data plane.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

request security idp security-package install

Sample Output

request security idp security-package install status

To request status on a package installation:

To request status on a template installation:

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 9.2. Description modified in Junos OS Release 11.1. Added application package support in Junos OS Release 11.4.