configure ospfv3 virtual-link authentication (Authentication Trailer)

configure ospfv3 virtual-link {routerid} router-identifier {area} area-identifier authentication [keychain keychain_name | none]


Configure Authentication Trailer with a manual key to provide authentication on OSPFv3 virtual-links.

Syntax Description

ospfv3 Specifies OSPFv3 virtual-link.
virtual-link OSPFv3 virtual link.
routerid OSPFv3 router ID.
router-identifier Specifies the router identifier of the advertising router.
area OSPFv3 area.
area-identifier Specifies an OSPFv3 area, a four-byte, dotted decimal number.
authentication Specifies interface authentication.
keychain Specifies the set of authentication keys.
keychain-name Specifies the keychain name.
none Specifies no authentication (default).


If not specified, no authentication is applied.

Usage Guidelines

Users can only add keychains that are already present on the system. Keychains can be created using this command create keychain keychain_name .


The following example for virtual-link with a router id of and an area identifier of

# configure ospfv3 virtual-link area authentication keychain ospfv3-keys1 


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms with an Advanced Edge or Base license, or higher, as described in the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.