In this recipe, we'll prepare a JUNOS OS router for interaction using the NETCONF service. We can do this in one of two ways:
- Using NETCONF-over-SSH on dedicated TCP port 830,
- Using NETCONF inline with mainstream SSH communications, on TCP port 22.
We'll set up secure SSH keys and a dedicated username for an automation application. Then we'll configure the systems services hierarchy within the Junos OS for the specific method.