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Hierarchy Level


Configure a privacy password for the SNMPv3 user.


privacy-password—Password that a user enters. The password is then converted into a key that is used for encryption.

SNMPv3 has special requirements when you create plain-text passwords on a router or switch:

  • The password must be at least eight characters long.

  • The password can include alphabetic, numeric, and special characters, but it cannot include control characters.

Required Privilege Level

snmp—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.