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vpn interface ike authentication-type—Configure the type of authentication to use during IKE key exchange (on vEdge routers only). IKE supports preshared key (PSK) authentication only.

vManage Feature Template

For vEdge routers only:

Configuration ► Templates ► Security

Command Hierarchy

vpn vpn-id
  interface ipsecnumber
      authentication-type pre-shared-key
        local-id id
        pre-shared-secret password 
        remote-id id


IKE Session Identifier
local-id id
remote-id id
String to associate the IKE session with the preshared password. Configure this identifier if the remote IKE connection peer requires a local ID or remote ID from its peer. id can be an IP address or any text string from 1 through 63 characters long.
Default: Tunnel's source IP address (for local-id); tunnel's destination IP address (for remote-id)
Preshared Password
pre-shared-secret password
Password to use with the preshared key. password can be an ASCII or a hexadecimal string from 1 through 127 characters long.


Configure the preshared-key password:

vEdge(config)# vpn 1 interface ipsec1 ike
vEdge(config-ike)# authentication-type pre-shared-key pre-shared-secret $C$123456

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 17.2.​

Additional Information

See the Configuring IKE-Enabled IPsec Tunnels article for your software release.

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