Device > Admin Roles
The firewall has three predefined roles you can use for common criteria purposes. You first use the superuser role for initial firewall configuration and to create the administrator accounts for the Security Administrator, Audit Administrator, and Cryptographic Administrator. After you create these accounts and apply the proper common criteria Admin Roles, you then log in using those accounts. The default superuser account in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)/Common Criteria (CC) FIPS-CC mode is
adminand the default password is
paloalto. In standard operating mode, the default
admin. The predefined Admin Roles were created where there is no overlap in capabilities, except that all have read-only access to the audit trail (except audit administrator with full read/delete access. These admin roles cannot be modified and are defined as follows:
- auditadmin—The Audit Administrator is responsible for the regular review of the firewall’s audit data.
- cryptoadmin—The Cryptographic Administrator is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of cryptographic elements related to the establishment of secure connections to the firewall.
- securityadmin—The Security Administrator is responsible for all other administrative tasks (such as creating Security policy) not addressed by the other two administrative roles.
To add an Admin Role profile, click
Addand specify the settings described in the following table.
Administrator Role Settings
Enter a name to identify this administrator role (up to 31 characters). The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Optional) Enter a description for the role (up to 255 characters).
Select the scope of administrative responsibility:
Click the icons for specific web interface features to set the permitted access privileges:
Select the type of role for CLI access. The default is
None, which means access to the CLI is not permitted. The other options vary by Role scope:
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