The generic authentication service process (authd) could not open a socket during the indicated operation. The authentication service process is a security service that verifies an identity that is claimed by or for a system entity.

The AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED message is logged each time the authentication service process fails to open a socket connection.

When an AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED event occurs, a message similar to the following is reported:

The cause may be due to a software error in the authentication service process daemon, corruption of one of its internal tables, or a memory error in the Routing Engine.

Examine the following output to help determine the cause of this message:

Look for any related events that occurred at or just before the AUTHD_SOCKET_FAILED message.

Perform these steps:

  1. Restart the authd daemon. This will not affect transit traffic. For more information on restarting a process, refer to Restart a Junos Software Process.

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