Device > Setup > Management

  • Device > Setup > Management
  • Panorama > Setup > Management
On a firewall, select DeviceSetupManagement to configure management settings.
On Panorama™, select DeviceSetupManagement to configure firewalls that you manage with Panorama templates. Select PanoramaSetupManagement to configure settings for Panorama.
The following management settings apply to both the firewall and Panorama, except where otherwise noted.
Item
Description
General Settings
Hostname
Enter a host name (up to 31 characters). The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
If you don’t enter a value, PAN-OS® uses the firewall model (for example, PA-5050_2) as the default.
Optionally, you can configure the firewall to use a hostname that a DHCP server provides. See Accept DHCP server-provided Hostname (Firewall only).
Domain
Enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the firewall (up to 31 characters).
If you don’t enter a value, PAN-OS uses the firewall model (for example, PA-5050_2) as the default.
Optionally, you can configure the firewall to use a domain that a DHCP server provides. See Accept DHCP server-provided Domain (Firewall only).
Accept DHCP server-provided Hostname (Firewall only)
(Applies only when the Management Interface IP Type is DHCP Client.) Select this option to have the management interface accept the hostname it receives from the DHCP server. The hostname from the server (if valid) overwrites any value specified in the Hostname field.
Accept DHCP server-provided Domain (Firewall only)
(Applies only when the Management Interface IP Type is DHCP Client.) Select this option to have the management interface accept the domain (DNS suffix) it receives from the DHCP server. The domain from the server overwrites any value specified in the Domain field.
Login Banner
Enter text (up to 3,200 characters) to display on the web interface login page below the Name and Password fields.
Force Admins to Acknowledge Login Banner
Select this option to display and force administrators to select the I Accept and Acknowledge the Statement Below option above the login banner on the login page; administrators must acknowledge the message before they can Login.
SSL/TLS Service Profile
Assign an existing SSL/TLS Service profile or create a new one to specify a certificate and the SSL/TLS protocol settings allowed on the management interface (see Device > Certificate Management > SSL/TLS Service Profile). The firewall or Panorama uses this certificate to authenticate to administrators who access the web interface through the management (MGT) interface or through any other interface that supports HTTP/HTTPS management traffic (see Network > Network Profiles > Interface Mgmt). If you select none (default), the firewall or Panorama uses a predefined certificate.
The predefined certificate is provided for convenience. For better security, assign an SSL/TLS Service profile. To ensure trust, the certificate must be signed by a certificate authority (CA) certificate that is in the trusted root certificate store of the client systems.
Time Zone
Select the time zone of the firewall.
Locale
Select a language for PDF reports from the drop-down. See Monitor > PDF Reports > Manage PDF Summary.
Even if you have a specific language preference set for the web interface, PDF reports will use the language specified for Locale.
Time
Set the date and time on the firewall:
  • Enter the current date (in YYYY/MM/DD format) or select the date from the drop-down.
  • Enter the current time in 24-hour format (HH:MM:SS).
You can also define an NTP server from DeviceSetupServices.
Serial Number
(Panorama virtual appliances only)
Enter the serial number for Panorama. Find the serial number in the order fulfillment email that you received from Palo Alto Networks®.
Geo Location
Enter the latitude (-90.0 to 90.0) and longitude (-180.0 to 180.0) of the firewall.
Automatically acquire commit lock
Select this option to automatically apply a commit lock when you change the candidate configuration. For more information, see Lock Configurations.
Certificate Expiration Check
Instruct the firewall to create warning messages when on-box certificates near their expiration dates.
Multiple Virtual System Capability
Enables the use of multiple virtual systems on firewalls that support this feature (see Device > Virtual Systems).
To enable multiple virtual systems on a firewall, firewall policies must reference no more than 640 distinct user groups. If necessary, reduce the number of referenced user groups. Then, after you enable and add multiple virtual systems, the policies can then reference another 640 user groups for each additional virtual system.
URL Filtering Database
(Panorama only)
Select a URL Filtering vendor for use with Panorama: brightcloud or paloaltonetworks (PAN-DB).
Use Hypervisor Assigned MAC Addresses
(VM-Series firewalls only)
Select this option to have the VM-Series firewall use the MAC address that the hypervisor assigned, instead of generating a MAC address using the PAN-OS custom schema.
If you enable this option and use an IPv6 address for the interface, the interface ID must not use the EUI-64 format, which derives the IPv6 address from the interface MAC address. In a high availability (HA) active/passive configuration, a commit error occurs if the EUI-64 format is used.
GTP Security
Select this option to enable the ability to inspect the control plane and user data plane messages in the GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) traffic. See Objects > Security Profiles > GTP Protection) to configure a GTP protection profile so that you can enforce policy on GTP traffic.
GTP security is supported only on PA-5200 Series and VM-Series firewalls.
Authentication Settings
Authentication Profile
Select the authentication profile (or sequence) the firewall uses to authenticate administrative accounts that you define on an external server instead of locally on the firewall (see Device > Authentication Profile). When external administrators log in, the firewall requests authentication and authorization information (such as the administrative role) from the external server.
Enabling authentication for external administrators requires additional steps based on the server type that the authentication profile specifies, which must be one of the following:
Administrators can use SAML to authenticate to the web interface but not to the CLI.
Select None to disable authentication for external administrators.
For administrative accounts that you define locally (on the firewall), the firewall authenticates using the authentication profile assigned to those accounts (see Device > Administrators).
Certificate Profile
Select a certificate profile to verify the client certificates of administrators who are configured for certificate-based access to the firewall web interface. For instructions on configuring certificate profiles, see Device > Certificate Management > Certificate Profile.
Idle Timeout
Enter the maximum time (in minutes) without any activity on the web interface or CLI before an administrator is automatically logged out (range is 0 to 1,440; default is 60). A value of 0 means that inactivity does not trigger an automatic logout.
Both manual and automatic refreshing of web interface pages (such as the Dashboard tab and System Alarms dialog) reset the Idle Timeout counter. To enable the firewall to enforce the timeout when you are on a page that supports automatic refreshing, set the refresh interval to Manual or to a value higher than the Idle Timeout. You can also disable Auto Refresh in the ACC tab.
Failed Attempts
Enter the number of failed login attempts (0 to 10) that the firewall allows for the web interface and CLI before locking out the administrator account. A value of 0 specifies unlimited login attempts. The default value is 0 for firewalls in normal operational mode and 10 for firewalls in FIPS-CC mode. Limiting login attempts can help protect the firewall from brute force attacks.
If you set the Failed Attempts to a value other than 0 but leave the Lockout Time at 0, the user is locked out after the set number of failed login attempts until another administrator manually unlocks the account.
Lockout Time
Enter the number of minutes (range is 0 to 60) for which the firewall locks out an administrator from access to the web interface and CLI after reaching the Failed Attempts limit. A value of 0 (default) means the lockout applies until another administrator manually unlocks the account.
If you set the Lockout Time to a value other than 0 but leave the Failed Attempts at 0, the Lockout Time is ignored and the user is never locked out.
Panorama Settings: Device > Setup > Management
Configure the following settings on the firewall or in a template on Panorama. These settings establish a connection from the firewall to Panorama.
You must also configure connection and object sharing settings on Panorama: see Panorama Settings: Panorama > Setup > Management.
The firewall uses an SSL connection with AES-256 encryption to register with Panorama. By default, Panorama and the firewall authenticate each other using predefined 2,048-bit certificates and they use the SSL connection for configuration management and log collection. To further secure the SSL connections between Panorama, firewalls, and log collectors, see Secure Client Communication to configure custom certificates between the firewall and Panorama or a log collector.
Panorama Servers
Enter the IP address or FQDN of the Panorama server. If Panorama is in a high availability (HA) configuration, in the second Panorama Servers field, enter the IP address or FQDN of the secondary Panorama server.
Receive Timeout for Connection to Panorama
Enter the timeout in seconds for receiving TCP messages from Panorama (range is 1–240; default is 240).
Send Timeout for Connection to Panorama
Enter the timeout in seconds for sending TCP messages to Panorama (range is 1 to 240; default is 240).
Retry Count for SSL Send to Panorama
Enter the number of retry attempts allowed when sending Secure Socket Layer (SSL) messages to Panorama (range is 1 to 64; default is 25).
Secure Client Communication
Enabling Secure Client Communication ensures that the firewall uses configured custom certificates (instead of the default certificate) to authenticate SSL connections with Panorama or log collectors.
  • None—(Default) If None is selected, no device certificate is configured and the default predefined certificate is used. Local—The firewall uses a local device certificate and the corresponding private key generated on the firewall or imported from an existing enterprise PKI server.
    • Certificate: Select the local device certificate. This certificate can be unique to the firewall (based on a hash of the firewall’s serial number) or it can be a common device certificate used by all firewalls that connect to Panorama.
    • Certificate Profile: Select the Certificate Profile from the drop-down.
  • SCEP—The firewall uses a device certificate and private key generated by a Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) server.
    • SCEP Profile: Select a SCEP Profile from the drop-down.
    • Certificate Profile: Select the Certificate Profile from the drop-down.
  • Check Server Identity—The client device confirms the identity of the server by matching the common name (CN) with the IP address or FQDN of the server.
Disable/Enable Panorama Policy and Objects
This option displays only when you edit the Panorama Settings on a firewall (not in a template on Panorama).
Disable Panorama Policy and Objects to disable the propagation of device group policies and objects to the firewall. By default, this action also removes those policies and objects from the firewall. To keep a local copy of the device group policies and objects on the firewall, in the dialog that opens when you click this option, select Import Panorama Policy and Objects before disabling. After you perform a commit, the policies and objects become part of the firewall configuration and Panorama no longer manages them.
Under normal operating conditions, disabling Panorama management is unnecessary and could complicate the maintenance and configuration of firewalls. This option generally applies to situations where firewalls require rules and object values that differ from those defined in the device group. An example is when you move a firewall out of production and into a laboratory environment for testing.
To revert firewall policy and object management to Panorama, click Enable Panorama Policy and Objects.
Disable/Enable Device and Network Template
This option displays only when you edit the Panorama Settings on a firewall (not in a template on Panorama).
Disable Device and Network Template to disable the propagation of template information (device and network configurations) to the firewall. By default, this action also removes the template information from the firewall. To keep a local copy of the template information on the firewall, in the dialog that opens when you select this option, select Import Device and Network Templates before disabling. After you perform a commit, the template information becomes part of the firewall configuration and Panorama no longer manages that information.
Under normal operating conditions, disabling Panorama management is unnecessary and could complicate the maintenance and configuration of firewalls. This option generally applies to situations where firewalls require device and network configuration values that differ from those defined in the template. An example is when you move a firewall out of production and into a laboratory environment for testing.
To configure the firewall to accept templates again, click Enable Device and Network Templates.
Panorama Settings: Panorama > Setup > Management
If you use Panorama to manage firewalls, configure the following settings on Panorama. These settings determine timeouts and SSL message attempts for the connections from Panorama to managed firewalls, as well as object sharing parameters.
You must also configure Panorama connection settings on the firewall, or in a template on Panorama: see Panorama Settings: Device > Setup > Management.
The firewall uses an SSL connection with AES-256 encryption to register with Panorama. By default, Panorama and the firewall authenticate each other using predefined 2,048-bit certificates and they use the SSL connection for configuration management and log collection. To further secure these SSL connections, see Secure Server Communication to configure custom certificates between Panorama and its clients.
Receive Timeout for Connection to Device
Enter the timeout in seconds for receiving TCP messages from all managed firewalls (range is 1 to 240; default is 240).
Send Timeout for Connection to Device
Enter the timeout in seconds for sending TCP messages to all managed firewalls (range is 1 to 240; default is 240).
Retry Count for SSL Send to Device
Enter the number of allowed retry attempts when sending Secure Socket Layer (SSL) messages to managed firewalls (range is 1 to 64; default is 25).
Share Unused Address and Service Objects with Devices
Select this option to share all Panorama shared objects and device-group-specific objects with managed firewalls. This setting is enabled by default.
If you clear this option, PAN-OS checks Panorama policies for references to address, address group, service, and service group objects, and does not share any unreferenced objects. This option reduces the total object count by ensuring that PAN-OS sends only necessary objects to managed firewalls.
Objects defined in ancestors will take higher precedence
Select this option (disabled by default) to specify that the object values in ancestor groups take precedence over those in descendant groups when device groups at different levels in the hierarchy have objects of the same type and name but with different values. This means that when you perform a device group commit, the ancestor values replace any override values. Likewise, this option causes the value of a shared object to override the values of objects of the same type and name in device groups.
Selecting this option displays the Find Overridden Objects link.
Find Overridden Objects
Click this link at the bottom of the Panorama Settings dialog to list any shadowed objects. A shadowed object is an object in the Shared location that has the same name but a different value in a device group. The link displays only if you specify that Objects defined in ancestors will take higher precedence.
Enable reporting and filtering on groups
Select this option (disabled by default) to enable Panorama to locally store usernames, user group names, and username-to-group mapping information that it receives from firewalls. This option is global to all device groups in Panorama. However, you must also enable local storage at the level of each device group by specifying a Master Device and selecting the Store users and groups from Master Device option.
Secure Server Communication
  • Custom Certificate Only—When enabled, Panorama only accepts custom certificates for authentication with managed firewalls and log collectors.
  • SSL/TLS Service Profile—Select an SSL/TLS service profile from the drop-down. This profile defines the certificate and supported SSL/TLS versions that the firewall can use to communicate with Panorama.
  • Certificate Profile—Select a certificate profile from the drop-down. This certificate profile defines certificate revocation checking behavior and the root CA used to authenticate the certificate chain presented by the client.
  • Authorization List—Select Add and complete the following fields to set criteria for authorizing client devices. The Authorization List supports a maximum of 16 entries.
    • Identifier—Select Subject or Subject Alt. Name as the authorization identifier.
    • Type—If you selected Subject Alt. Name as the Identifier, then select IP, hostname, or e-mail as the type of the identifier. If you selected Subject, then common-name is the identifier type.
    • Value—Enter the identifier value.
  • Authorize Clients Based on Serial Number—Panorama authorizes client devices based on a hash of their serial number.
  • Check Authorization List—Client devices connecting to Panorama are checked against the authorization list. A device need match only one item on the list to be authorized. If no match is found, the device is not authorized.
  • Disconnect Wait Time (min)—The amount of time Panorama waits before terminating the current connection with its managed devices. Panorama then reestablishes connections with its managed devices using the configured secure server communications settings. The wait time begins after the secure server communications configuration is committed.
Logging and Reporting Settings
Use this section to modify:
  • Expiration periods and storage quotas for reports and for the following logs types. The settings are synchronized across high availability pairs.
    • Logs of all types that the firewall generates and stores locally (DeviceSetupManagement). The settings apply to all the virtual systems on the firewall.
    • Logs that an M-Series appliance or a Panorama virtual appliance in Panorama mode generates and stores locally: System, Config, Application Statistics, and User-ID™ logs (PanoramaSetupManagement).
    • Logs of all types that the Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode generates locally or collects from firewalls (PanoramaSetupManagement).
      For the logs that firewalls send to Panorama Log Collectors, you set storage quotas and expiration periods in each Collector Group (see Panorama > Collector Groups).
  • Attributes for calculating and exporting user activity reports.
  • Predefined reports created on the firewall or Panorama.
Log Storage tab
(Panorama management server and all firewall models except PA-5200 Series and PA‑7000 Series firewalls)
Panorama displays this tab if you edit the Logging and Reporting Settings on the PanoramaSetupManagement page. If you use a Panorama template to configure the settings for firewalls (DeviceSetupManagement), see Single Disk Storage and Multi Disk Storage tabs.
For each log type, specify:
  • Quota—The Quota, as a percentage, allocated on the hard disk for log storage. When you change a Quota value, the associated disk allocation changes automatically. If the total of all the values exceeds 100%, a message appears on the page in red and an error message appears when you try to save the settings. If this happens, adjust the percentages so the total is within the 100% limit.
  • Max Days—The length, in days, of the log expiration period (range is 1 to 2,000). The firewall or Panorama automatically deletes logs that exceed the specified period. By default, there is no expiration period, which means logs never expire.
The firewall or Panorama evaluates logs as it creates them and deletes logs that exceed the expiration period or quota size.
Weekly summary logs can age beyond the threshold before the next deletion if they reach the expiration threshold between times when the firewall deletes logs. When a log quota reaches the maximum size, new log entries start overwriting the oldest log entries. If you reduce a log quota size, the firewall or Panorama removes the oldest logs when you commit the changes. In a high availability (HA) active/passive configuration, the passive peer does not receive logs and, therefore, does not delete them unless failover occurs and it becomes active.
  • Core Files—If your firewall experiences a system process failure, it will generate a core file that contains details about the process and why it failed. If a core file is too large for the default core file storage location (/var/cores partition), you can enable the large-core file option to allocate an alternate and larger storage location (/opt/panlogs/cores). A Palo Alto Networks support engineer can increase the allocated storage if needed.
To enable or disable the large-core file option, enter the following CLI command from configuration mode and then commit the configuration:
# set deviceconfig settings management large-core [yes|no]
The core file will be deleted when you disable the option.
You must use SCP from operational mode to export the core file:
> scp export core-file large-corefile
The contents of the core files can be interpreted only by a Palo Alto Networks support engineer.
  • Restore Defaults—Select this option to revert to the default values.
Session Log Storage and Management Log Storage tabs
(PA-5200 Series and PA‑7000 Series firewalls only)
PA-5200 Series and PA-7000 Series firewalls store management logs and session logs on separate disks. Select the tab for each set of logs and configure the settings described in Log Storage tab:
  • Session Log Storage—Select Session Log Quota and set the quotas and expiration periods for Traffic, Threat, URL Filtering, HIP Match, User-ID, GTP/Tunnel, and Authentication logs, as well as Extended Threat PCAPs.
  • Management Log Storage—Set quotas and expiration periods for System, Config, and App Stats logs, as well as for HIP Reports, Data Filtering Captures, App PCAPs, and Debug Filter PCAPs.
Single Disk Storage and Multi Disk Storage tabs
(Panorama template only)
If you use a Panorama template to configure log quotas and expiration periods, configure the settings in one or both of the following tabs based on the firewalls assigned to the template:
Log Export and Reporting tab
Configure the following log export and reporting settings as needed:
  • Number of Versions for Config Audit—Enter the number of configuration versions to save before discarding the oldest ones (default is 100). You can use these saved versions to audit and compare changes in configuration.
  • Number of Versions for Config Backups—(Panorama only) Enter the number of configuration backups to save before discarding the oldest ones (default is 100).
  • Max Rows in CSV Export—Enter the maximum number of rows that will appear in the CSV reports generated when you Export to CSV from the traffic logs view (range is 1 to 1,048,576; default is 65,535).
  • Max Rows in User Activity Report—Enter the maximum number of rows that is supported for the detailed user activity reports (range is 1 to 1,048,576; default is 5,000).
  • Average Browse Time (sec)—Configure this variable to adjust how the browse time is calculated in seconds for the Monitor > PDF Reports > User Activity Report (range is 0 to 300 seconds; default is 60).
The calculation will ignore sites categorized as web advertisements and content delivery networks. The browse time calculation is based on container pages logged in the URL filtering logs. Container pages are used as the basis for this calculation because many sites load content from external sites that should not be considered. For more information on the container page, see Container Pages. The average browse time setting is the average time that the admin thinks it should take a user to browse a web page. Any request made after the average browse time has elapsed will be considered a new browsing activity. The calculation will ignore any new web pages that are loaded between the time of the first request (start time) and the average browse time. This behavior was designed to exclude any external sites that are loaded within the web page of interest. Example: If the average browse time setting is 2 minutes and a user opens a web page and views that page for 5 minutes, the browse time for that page will still be 2 minutes. This is done because there is no way to determine how long a user views a given page.
  • Page Load Threshold (sec)—This option allows you to adjust the assumed time in seconds that it takes for page elements to load on the page (range is 0 to 60; default is 20). Any request that occurs between the first page load and the page load threshold is assumed to be elements of the page. Any requests that occur outside of the page load threshold is assumed to be the user clicking a link within the page. The page load threshold is also used in the calculations for the Monitor > PDF Reports > User Activity Report.
  • Syslog HOSTNAME Format—Select whether to use the FQDN, hostname, or IP address (v4 or v6) in the syslog message header. This header identifies the firewall or Panorama management server where the message originated.
  • Report Runtime—Select the time of day (default is 2 A.M.) when the firewall or Panorama starts generating daily scheduled reports.
  • Report Expiration Period—Set the expiration period (in days) for reports (range is 1 to 2,000). By default, there is no expiration period, which means reports never expire. The firewall or Panorama deletes expired reports nightly at 2 a.m. according to its system time.
  • Stop Traffic when LogDb full—(Firewall only; disabled by default) Select this option if you want traffic through the firewall to stop when the log database is full.
  • Enable Threat Vault Access—(Enabled by default) Enables the firewall to access the Threat Vault to gather the latest information about detected threats. This information is available for threat logs and for top threat activity charted on the ACC.
  • Enable Log on High DP Load—(Firewall only; disabled by default) Select this option to specify that a system log entry is generated when the packet processing load on the firewall is at 100% CPU utilization.
A high CPU load can cause operational degradation because the CPU does not have enough cycles to process all packets. The system log alerts you to this issue (a log entry is generated each minute) and allows you to investigate the probable cause.
  • Enable High Speed Log Forwarding—(PA-5200 Series and PA-7000 Series firewalls only; disabled by default) As a best practice, select this option if you want to forward logs to Panorama at up to a maximum rate of 120,000 logs/second. When disabled, the firewall forwards logs to Panorama at a maximum rate of only 80,000 logs/second.
If you enable this option, the firewall does not store logs locally or display them in the Dashboard, ACC, or Monitor tabs. Additionally, you must configure log forwarding to Panorama TechDocs_logo_cropped.png to use this option.
(Panorama only)
  • Buffered Log Forwarding from Device—(Enabled by default) Allows the firewall to buffer log entries on its hard disk (local storage) when it loses connectivity to Panorama. When the connection to Panorama is restored, the log entries are forwarded to Panorama; the disk space available for buffering depends on the log storage quota for the firewall model and the volume of logs that are pending roll over. If the available space is consumed, the oldest entries are deleted to allow logging of new events.
  • Get Only New Logs on Convert to Primary—(Disabled by default) This option applies only to a Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode that writes logs to a Network File System (NFS). With NFS logging, only the primary Panorama is mounted to the NFS. Therefore, the firewalls send logs to the active primary Panorama only. This option enables you to configure firewalls to only send newly generated logs to Panorama when an HA failover occurs and the secondary Panorama resumes logging to the NFS (after it is promoted as primary). This behavior is typically enabled to prevent the firewalls from sending a large volume of buffered logs when connectivity to Panorama is restored after a significant period of time.
  • Only Active Primary Logs to Local Disk—(Disabled by default) This option applies only to a Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode. This option enables you to configure only the active Panorama to save logs to the local disk.
Pre-Defined Reports—(Enabled by default) Pre-defined reports for application, traffic, threat, and URL Filtering are available on the firewall and on Panorama.
Because the firewalls consume memory resources in generating the results hourly (and forwarding it to Panorama where it is aggregated and compiled for viewing), to reduce memory usage you can disable the reports that are not relevant to you; to disable a report, clear this option for the report.
Click Select All or Deselect All to entirely enable or disable the generation of pre-defined reports.
Before disabling a report, verify that there isn’t a Group Report or a PDF Report using it. If you disable a pre-defined report assigned to a set of reports, the entire set of reports will have no data.
Banners and Messages
To view all messages in a Message of the Day dialog, see Message of the Day.
After you configure the Message of the Day and click OK, administrators who subsequently log in and active administrators who refresh their browsers will see the new or updated message immediately; a commit is not required. This enables you to warn other administrators of an impending commit before you perform that commit.
Message of the Day
(check box)
Select this option to enable the Message of the Day dialog to display upon login to the web interface.
Message of the Day
(text-entry field)
Enter the text (up to 3,200 characters) for the Message of the Day dialog.
Allow Do Not Display Again
Select this option to include a Do not show again option in the Message of the Day dialog (disabled by default). This gives administrators the option to avoid seeing the same message in subsequent logins.
If you modify the Message of the Day text, the message displays even to administrators who selected Do not show again. Administrators must reselect this option to avoid seeing the same message in subsequent sessions.
Title
Enter text for the Message of the Day header (default is Message of the Day).
Background Color
Select a background color for the Message of the Day dialog. The default (None) is a light gray background.
Icon
Select a predefined icon to appear above the text in the Message of the Day dialog:
  • None (default)
  • Error icon_error.png
  • Help icon_question.png
  • Information icon_information.png
  • Warning icon_warning.png
Header Banner
Enter the text that the header banner displays (up to 3,200 characters).
Header Color
Select a color for the header background. The default (None) is a transparent background.
Header Text Color
Select a color for the header text. The default (None) is black.
Same banner for header and footer
Select this option (enabled by default) if you want the footer banner to have the same text and colors as the header banner. When enabled, the fields for the footer banner text and colors are grayed out.
Footer Banner
Enter the text that the footer banner displays (up to 3,200 characters).
Footer Color
Select a color for the footer background. The default (None) is a transparent background.
Footer Text Color
Select a color for the footer text. The default (None) is black.
Minimum Password Complexity
Enabled
Enable minimum password requirements for local accounts. With this feature, you can ensure that local administrator accounts on the firewall will adhere to a defined set of password requirements.
You can also create a password profile with a subset of these options that will override these settings and can be applied to specific accounts. For more information, see Device > Password Profiles and see Username and Password Requirements for information on valid characters that can be used for accounts.
The maximum password length is 31 characters. Avoid setting requirements that PAN-OS does not accept. For example, do not set a requirement of 10 uppercase, 10 lower case, 10 numbers, and 10 special characters because that would exceed the maximum length of 31 characters.
If you have high availability (HA) configured, always use the primary peer when configuring password complexity options and commit soon after making changes.
Minimum password complexity settings do not apply to local database accounts for which you specified a Password Hash (see Device > Local User Database > Users).
Minimum Length
Require minimum length from 1 to 15 characters.
Minimum Uppercase Letters
Require a minimum number of uppercase letters from 0 to 15 characters.
Minimum Lowercase Letters
Require a minimum number of lowercase letters from 0 to 15 characters.
Minimum Numeric Letters
Require a minimum number of numeric letters from 0 to 15 numbers.
Minimum Special Characters
Require a minimum number of special characters (non-alphanumeric) from 0 to 15 characters.
Block Repeated Characters
Specify the number of sequential duplicate characters permitted in a password (range is 2 to 15).
If you set the value to 2, the password can contain the same character in sequence twice, but if the same character is used three or more times in sequence, the password is not permitted.
For example, if the value is set to 2, the system will accept the password test11 or 11test11, but not test111, because the number 1 appears three times in sequence.
Block Username Inclusion (including reversed)
Select this option to prevent the account username (or reversed version of the name) from being used in the password.
New Password Differs By Characters
When administrators change their passwords, the characters must differ by the specified value.
Require Password Change on First Login
Select this option to prompt the administrators to change their passwords the first time they log in to the firewall.
Prevent Password Reuse Limit
Require that a previous password is not reused based on the specified count. Example, if the value is set to 4, you could not reuse the any of your last 4 passwords (range is 0 to 50).
Block Password Change Period (days)
User cannot change their passwords until the specified number of days has been reached (range is 0 to 365 days).
Required Password Change Period (days)
Require that administrators change their password on a regular basis specified a by the number of days set, ranging from 0 to 365 days. Example, if the value is set to 90, administrators will be prompted to change their password every 90 days.
You can also set an expiration warning from 0 to 30 days and specify a grace period.
Expiration Warning Period (days)
If a required password change period is set, this setting can be used to prompt the user to change their password at each log in as the forced password change date approaches (range is 0 to 30 days).
Allowed expired admin login (count)
Allow the administrator to log in the specified number of times after the account has expired. Example, if the value is set to 3 and their account has expired, they can log in 3 more times before their account is locked out (range is 0 to 3 logins).
Post Expiration Grace Period (days)
Allow the administrator to log in the specified number of days after the account has expired (range is 0 to 30 days).
AutoFocus™
Enabled
Enable the firewall to connect to an AutoFocus portal to retrieve threat intelligence data and to enable integrated searches between the firewall and AutoFocus.
When connected to AutoFocus, the firewall displays AutoFocus data associated with Traffic, Threat, URL Filtering, WildFire™ Submissions, and Data Filtering log entries (MonitorLogs). You can click on an artifact in these types of log entries (such as an IP address or a URL) to display a summary of the AutoFocus findings and statistics for that artifact. You can then open an expanded AutoFocus search for the artifact directly from the firewall.
Check that your AutoFocus license is active on the firewall: select DeviceLicenses. If the AutoFocus license is not displayed, use one of the License Management options to activate the license.
AutoFocus URL
Enter the AutoFocus URL:
https://autofocus.paloaltonetworks.com:10443
Query Timeout (sec)
Set the duration of time for the firewall to attempt to query AutoFocus for threat intelligence data. If the AutoFocus portal does not respond before the end of the specified period, the firewall will close the connection.
Logging Service
Use this section to configure the VM-Series firewalls and hardware-based firewalls to forward logs to the Logging Service.
Enabled
Enable the firewalls that belong to the selected Template to forward logs to the Logging Service.
After you configure Log Forwarding (Objects > Log Forwarding), the firewalls will forward logs to the Logging Service instead of sending the logs to your Panorama and/or the distributed Log Collectors.
Region
Select the geographic region to which the firewalls will forward logs.
Based on the Logging Service region you configured in the plugin (Cloud ServicesConfigurationLogging Service), this is the region in which Palo Alto Networks has deployed the Logging Service infrastructure for you
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