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Commit fails with"daemon file propagation failed" error



Article ID: KB31526 KB Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017Version: 2.0

This article provides a work-around and fix for the commit error:

error: configuration check-out failed: daemon file propagation failed


When configuring "authentication-key-chain" under the "security" hierarchy, the "secret" is required. If the "secret" is not included, when doing the commit, this error is reported:

error: configuration check-out failed: daemon file propagation failed


This is a false error because the mandatory knob "secret" has not been configured.

The work-around is to configure the "secret", and then commit. This false error message has been fixed in the following Junos versions (and later): 

Junos OS 14.1R9 14.2R8 15.1R6

With the fix when doing the commit, the following alarm will be shown:

Missing mandatory statement: 'secret'
error: configuration check-out failed: (missing mandatory statements)


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