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
What Do I Need?
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.