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NTP Key Type SHA Values

As of LoadMaster firmware version 7.2.52 (and LTS version, the SHA-1 hashing algorithm has been added to the key types supported for NTP on the System Configuration > System Administration > Date/Time User Interface (UI) page. Select the Show NTP Authentication Parameters check box to display the NTP Key Type drop-down list. In previous releases, SHA-1 was presented as a choice; however, this was actually implementing the legacy SHA (that is, SHA-0) hashing algorithm. This has been corrected in this release, so that the three key types supported are now: MD5, SHA-1, and legacy SHA. MD5 remains the default.

Application Programming Interface (API) Details

You can retrieve the value of the ntpkeytype parameter using the RESTful API get command, for example:


You can configure the value of the ntpkeytype parameter using the set command, for example:


Valid values for the ntpkeytype parameter are:

  • M (MD5)
  • SHA1 (SHA-1)
  • SHA (legacy SHA)

These values are case sensitive.

For further details on the RESTful API in general, refer to the RESTful API Interface Description document.

For PowerShell help, run the Get-Help command for the relevant commands.