To configure the MD5 key to authenticate RIP packets, use the set protocols rip interface vif address authentication md5 password command in L2/L3 configuration mode.

Command Syntax

set protocols rip interface interface-name vif vif-name address ip-address authentication md5 key-id password key


interface-nameInterface name.
vif-nameVirtual interface name.
ip-addressVirtual interface IP address used for RIP.
key-idThe MD5 authentication key identifier. The range is 0-255.
keyThe alphanumeric key for MD5 authentication of RIP packets.


This example configures the MD5 key to authenticate RIP packets:

admin@Switch# set protocols rip interface vlan10 vif vlan10 address authentication md5 1 password pica8