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request security pki generate-key-pair



Generate a public key infrastructure (PKI) public/private key pair for a local digital certificate.


certificate-id certificate-id-name

Name of the local digital certificate and the public/private key pair.


(Optional) Key pair size. The key pair size can be 512, 1024, or 2048 bits. If a key pair size is not specified, the default value, 1024 bits, is applied.


(Optional) The algorithm to be used for encrypting the public/private key pair. The encryption algorithm can be dsa or rsa . If an encryption algorithm is not specified, the default value, rsa, is applied.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

request security pki generate-key-pair

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 11.1.