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To configure the simple password OSPF authentication, use the set protocols ospf4 area interface vif address authentication md5 simple-password command in L2/L3 configuration mode.

Command Syntax

set protocols ospf4 vrf vrf-name area area-id interface interface-name vif vif-name address ip-address authentication md5 key-id simple-password password



Optional. Specifies a VRF name. The value is a string. It’s a user-defined VRF set by the command set ip vrf <vrf-name> [description <string>].

Note that: The configuration is in the default VRF if not explicitly bound to any VRF.

area-idOSPF area identifier.
interface-nameInterface name.
vif-nameVirtual interface name.
ip-addressVirtual interface IP address used for OSPF.
key-idMD5 authentication key identifier. The range is 0-255.
passwordSimple password for authentication.


The following example configures simple password key for OSPF authentication on vlan2 interface:

admin@Switch# set protocols ospf4 area interface vlan2 vif vlan2 address authentication md5 1 simple-password pica8
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