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vpn router ospf area interface authentication—Configure authentication for OSPF protocol exchanges (on vEdge routers only).

vManage Feature Template

For vEdge routers only:

Configuration ► Templates ► OSPF

Command Hierarchy

vpn vpn-id
      area number
        interface interface-name
            authentication-key key
            message-digest message-digest-key key-id md5 encrypted-key
            type (message-digest | simple)


Authentication Key
Specify the authentication key (password). Plain text authentication is used when devices within an area cannot support the more secure MD5 authentication. It can be 1 to 32 characters.
MD5 Authentication
authentication type message-digest message-digest-key key-id md5 encrypted-key
Use MD5 authentication for OSPF protocol exchanges on an interface, and specify the key ID and the encrypted key (password) to use to verify received packets. MD5 authentication includes an MD5 checksum in each transmitted packet. key-id can be from 1 to 255 characters. If you specify the encrypted-key in clear text and the text contains special characters, enclose the key in quotation marks (" ").
Simple Authentication
authentication type simple
Use simple, or plain text, authentication for all OSPF protocol exchanges on an interface.

Operational Commands

show ospf interface


Configure MD5 authentication for OSPF:

vEdge(config)# vpn 1 router ospf area 3 
vEdge(config-area-3)# interface ge0/1
vEdge(ospf-if-ge0/1)# authentication message-digest message-digest-key 6 md5 "$4$P3T3Z2sCirxa5+cCLEFXKw==<"

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 14.1.​

Additional Information

See the Routing CLI Reference article for your software release.

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