configure bgp peer-group password

configure bgp peer-group peer-group-name password [none | {encrypted} tcpPassword]


Configures the TCP RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm secret password for a peer group and all neighbors of the peer group.

Syntax Description

peer-group-name Specifies a peer group.
none Specifies no password.
tcpPassword Specifies a password.
encrypted Specifies an encrypted string.



Usage Guidelines

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

This command applies to the current VR or VRF context.

After you enter this command, the switch automatically disables and enables all neighbors in the peer group before the change takes effect.


The following command configures the password as Extreme for the peer group outer and its neighbors:

configure bgp peer-group outer password extreme


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

This command required a specific license in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

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 Switch Engine 32.3 Feature License Requirements document.