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protocol (OVSDB)


Hierarchy Level


Configure the security protocol that protects the connection between a Juniper Networks device that supports the Open vSwitch Database (OVSDB) management protocol and a software-defined networking (SDN) controller.

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection requires a private key and certificates, which must be stored in the /var/db/certs directory of the Juniper Networks device. See Creating and Installing an SSL Key and Certificate on a Juniper Networks Device for Connection with SDN Controllers.



Establish a secure connection to the SDN controller, using SSL or TCP.


SSL is the only supported connection protocol.

  • Default: ssl

The remaining statement is explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1R2.