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Hierarchy Level


Import a paired X.509 private key and authentication certificate, to enable Junos XML protocol client applications to establish Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to the router or switch.


For FIPS mode, the digital security certificates must be compliant with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-131A standard.



String of alphanumeric characters that constitute the private key and certificate.


Name that uniquely identifies the certificate.

load-key-file URL filename

File that contains the private key and certificate. It can be one of two types of values:

  • Pathname of a file on the local disk (assuming you have already used another method to copy the certificate file to the router’s or switch’s local disk)

  • URL to the certificate file location (for instance, on the computer where the Junos XML protocol client application runs)

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.