configure bgp neighbor password

configure bgp neighbor [all | remoteaddr] password [none | {encrypted} tcpPassword]


Configures an RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm secret password for a neighbor.

Syntax Description

all Specifies all IPv4 and IPv6 neighbors.
remoteaddr Specifies the IPv4 or IPv6 address of a BGP neighbor.
none Specifies not to use a password
encrypted Specifies an encrypted string; do not use.
tcpPassword Specifies a password string.



Usage Guidelines

This command applies to the current VR or VRF context.

You must disable the BGP neighbor before changing the password.

When a password is configured, TCP RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm authentication is enabled on the TCP connection that is established with the neighbor.

Changes made to the parameters of a peer group are applied to all neighbors in the peer group.

To change any one of the following parameters you must disable and re-enable the peer session:
  • timer

  • source-interface

  • soft-in-reset

  • password

Changing a route reflector client automatically disables and enables the peer session.

The encrypted option is used by the switch when generating a configuration file, and when parsing a switch-generated configuration file. Do not select the encrypted option in the CLI.


The following command configures the password for a neighbor as Extreme:

configure bgp neighbor password extreme


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

This command required a specific license in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Support for IPv6 was added in ExtremeXOS 12.6 BGP.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms that support the appropriate license. For complete information about software licensing, including how to obtain and upgrade your license and which licenses support the BGP feature, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.