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Hierarchy Level


Specify the SSL certificate to use to authenticate the local device.

Specify the name of a local certificate. There is no default for local-certificate. The value for local-certificate should be the same as the name provided during the import of the certificate. You can import the certificate using the CLI configuration statement local at the [edit security certificates] hierarchy level. Alternatively, on supported devices, you can import the certificate into the Junos public key infrastructure (PKI) by using the request security pki local-certificate load operational mode command.


If you load the local certificate in the Junos PKI on supported devices, you must configure both the local-certificate statement and the use-pki statement at the same hierarchy level. The use-pki statement instructs the device to search the PKI database for local certificates.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced for the [edit system services extension-service request-response thrift] hierarchy level in Junos OS Release 16.1 for MX80, MX480, MX960, MX2010, MX2020, vMX, and PTX Series.