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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

area-password — router, IS-IS

Synopsis

area-password password
no area-password

Configures

IS-IS area authentication password

Default

No password authentication

Description

This command enables password authentication for an IS-IS area. The password is transmitted in clear text; it thus provides very little security but may help prevent misconfiguration.

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