configure ospf authentication

configure ospf [vlan [vlan-name | all ] | area area-identifier | virtual-link router-identifier area-identifier] authentication [ none | encrypted simple-password encrypted-simple-password | simple-password { simple-password} | encrypted md5 md5-key-id encrypted-md5-key | md5 md5-key-id { md5-key}]


Specifies the authentication password (up to eight characters) or RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm key for one or all interfaces in a specific area or a virtual link.

Syntax Description

vlan-name Specifies a VLAN name.
all Specifies all VLANs
router-identifier Specifies the router ID of the remote router.
area-identifier Specifies an OSPF area.
encrypted Indicates that the password (or key) is already encrypted (do not use this option).
simple-password Specifies an authentication password (up to 8 ASCII characters).
md5_key_id Specifies a RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm key, from 0-255.
md5_key Specifies a numeric value from 0-65,536. Can also be alphanumeric, up to 26 characters.
none Disables authentication.



Usage Guidelines

The md5_key is a numeric value with the range 0 to 65,536 or alphanumeric. When the OSPF area is specified, authentication information is applied to all OSPF interfaces within the area.

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 RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm authentication on the VLAN subnet_26:

configure ospf vlan subnet_26 authentication md5 32 test


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms with an Advanced Edge or Base license, or higher, as described in the ExtremeXOS 32.2 Feature License Requirements document.