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[NFX250] Password Recovery



Article ID: KB31831 KB Last Updated: 31 Dec 2020Version: 5.0

Two options are available for password recovery on the NFX250 platform:

  • JDM password recovery

  • USB clean install of NFX

This article provides an example of performing the password recovery procedure on the NFX250 platform that is running Junos OS Release 15.1X53 via JDM.




Note: For JDM password recovery, set system password-recovery should be enabled in the JDM configuration for root password recovery.

  1. Power cycle the NFX device.

  2. Press and hold the Down arrow when the system asks to press "Esc" as shown below, until you see the screenshot shown in step 3:

  1. Select Juniper Linux Debug:

  1. Keep pressing Enter until you get to the screenshot below:

  1. Select the "Reset JDM root password" option from the options given:

  1. Enter the new password and the system will then ask for a reboot. Select to reboot the device.

  1. Now JDM will be accessible with the new password that was set in step 6.

Note: To reset the JCP password, log in from JDM to JCP by using jdm-sysuser without a password. See KB32269 - [NFX] SSH to vJUNOS0 using root username requires password for more information.


Modification History:
  • 2020-12-31: Added note about resetting JCP password

  • 2020-08-26: Combined the note and step 1 in Solution to make a single note about enabling the command because if password recovery is attempted without enabling the command, JDM access will not be there

  • 2020-07-03: Added note about password procedure for NFX250-NG


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