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authentication-key-chain (Protocols BGP and BMP)


Hierarchy Level


Apply and enable an authentication keychain to the routing device. Note that the referenced key chain must be defined. When configuring the authentication key update feature for BGP, you cannot commit the statement with authentication keys or key chains. The CLI issues a warning and fails to commit the configuration.


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


For BGP, you must also configure an authentication algorithm by including the authentication-algorithm algorithm statement.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.0.

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

Statement introduced for BMP in Junos OS Release 13.3.