Set Up Authentication Using a Custom Certificate on a Standalone WildFire Appliance

You can enable mutual authentication between your standalone WildFire appliance and firewalls or Panorama.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • WildFire Appliance
  • WildFire License
By default, a WildFire appliance uses predefined certificates for mutual authentication to establish the SSL connections used for management access and inter-device communication. However, you can configure authentication using custom certificates instead. Custom certificates allow you to establish a unique chain of trust to ensure mutual authentication between your WildFire appliance and firewalls or Panorama. You can generate these certificates locally on Panorama or a the firewall, obtain them from a trusted third-party certificate authority (CA), or obtain certificates from enterprise private key infrastructure (PKI).
The following topics describe how to configure standalone WildFire appliances that are not managed by Panorama. For configuring custom certificates for WildFire appliances and WildFire cluster managed by Panorama, see the Panorama Admin Guide.

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