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authentication-key (ICCP)


Hierarchy Level


Specify the authentication key (password). The QFX3500 and MX Series devices use this password to verify the authenticity of packets sent from the peers hosting a multichassis link aggregation group (MC-LAG). Peer-level authentication takes precedence over global-level authentication.

Inter-Chassis Control Protocol (ICCP) uses MD5 authentication.


key—Authentication password. It can be 1 through 16 contiguous digits or letters. Separate decimal digits with periods. Separate hexadecimal digits with periods and precede the string with 0x. If you include spaces in the password, enclose the entire password 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 in Junos OS Release 10.0.