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password (MAC RADIUS Authentication)


Hierarchy Level


Configure a global password to be used as the password (instead of the MAC address) for all sessions that use MAC RADIUS authentication. Use of a global password is supported on all three MAC RADIUS-based authentication protocols (̌eap-md5, eap-peap, pap).


When enabled (or disabled), currently active dot1x sessions are not affected. MAC RADIUS authentication will use the configured password from the time of reauthentication.





Authentication password.

Password can be between 1 and 128 characters in length.

Password can include most character classes (uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and other special characters), excluding space.

If you use any of the following character(s), enclose the character(s) within double 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 23.1R1.