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Initial / default login name and password on EX and QFX series switches

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Article ID: KB11471 KB Last Updated: 29 Mar 2019Version: 4.0
Summary:
When customers receive a new EX/QFX switch and power it on, it requests a login name and password.  For first-time Junos EX/QFX users this could be confusing as there is no password information included.  This article provides the default user ID and password information.
Solution:
The initial login name and password on EX/QFX-series switches:
login: root
password: <no password>


The device is shipped with no password; simply press the enter key.

Note: For security reasons, create a password for the Root ID with the command :

root@Switch#set system root-authentication plain-text-password 

This is a mandatory step in order to be able to commit any configuration changes.

You can also use other types of authentication:

root@Switch# set system root-authentication ?
Possible completions:
+ apply-groups         Groups from which to inherit configuration data
+ apply-groups-except  Don't inherit configuration data from these groups
  encrypted-password   Encrypted password string
  load-key-file        File (URL) containing one or more ssh keys
  no-public-keys       Disables ssh public key based authentication
  plain-text-password  Prompt for plain text password (autoencrypted)
> ssh-dsa              Secure shell (ssh) DSA public key string
> ssh-ecdsa            Secure shell (ssh) ECDSA public key string
> ssh-rsa              Secure shell (ssh) RSA public key string

Modification History:
2019-03-26: Content reviewed for accuracy
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