Juniper® JNCIA Exam Cram Notes : User Authentication Methods

4. Junos Configuration Basics

4.2 User authentication methods

The two authentication methods supported by the JUNOS software are MD5 and simple authentication. Simple authentication uses a plain-text password that is included in the transmitted packet whereas, MD5 does hashing while transmitting the packets.

User authentication methods

Referring to the above output, md5 authentication method is used. The receiving router uses its authentication key (password) and the same algorithm to calculate its one-way hash value and compares it with the one in the packet.

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