Manage the Master Key with Panorama Interconnect

Deploy new, or renew expiring master keys, to firewalls, log collectors, and WF-500 appliances from the Panorama™ management server when using the Panorama Interconnect plugin.
Panorama, firewalls, Log Collectors, and WF-500 appliances use a master key to encrypt sensitive elements in the configuration and they have a default master key they use to encrypt passwords and configuration elements.
As part of a standard security practice, you must renew the key on each individual firewall, Log Collector, WildFire appliance, and Panorama when your master key expires. The master key deployed to your managed devices must be the same for the Panorama Controller, Panorama Nodes, and managed devices to successfully push the configuration. To ensure a uniform key deployment, deploy a new master key or renew an expiring master key on multiple firewalls, Log Collectors, and WF-500 appliances directly from Panorama. When using Panorama Interconnect, you must configure and deploy the same master key for the Panorama Controller and all Panorama Nodes and managed devices during a single procedure. To deploy a master key to managed devices, you must configure the master key on each Panorama Node and deploy them to all devices managed by that node. See Configure the Master Key for more information.
  1. Configure the master key on the Panorama Controller.
    1. Log in to the Panorama Web Interface on the Panorama Controller.
    2. Select
      Panorama
      Master Key and Diagnostics
      and configure the master key.
      1. If renewing a master key, enter the
        Current Master Key
        . If you are replacing the default master key with a new master key, do not specify a
        Current Master Key
        .
      2. Configure the
        New Master Key
        and
        Confirm Master Key
        .
      3. Configure the master key
        Lifetime
        and
        Time for Reminder
        .
      4. Configure the Panorama Controller to
        Auto Renew with Same Master Key
        for a specified number of days after the lifetime of the key expires.
      5. Click
        OK
        .
    3. Select
      Commit
      Commit to Panorama
      and
      Commit
      your changes.
  2. Deploy the master key to devices managed by the Panorama Node.
    Repeat this step for all Panorama Nodes.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Master Key and Diagnostics
      and configure the master key.The new master key must be the same key you configured on the Panorama Controller in Step 1
      1. If renewing a master key, enter the
        Current Master Key
        . If you are replacing the default master key with a new master key, do not specify a
        Current Master Key
        .
      2. Configure the
        New Master Key
        and
        Confirm Master Key
        .
      3. Configure the master key
        Lifetime
        and
        Time for Reminder
        .
      4. Configure the Panorama Controller to
        Auto Renew with Same Master Key
        for a specified number of days after the lifetime of the key expires.
      5. Click
        OK
        .
    2. Select
      Panorama
      Managed Devices
      Summary
      and
      Deploy Master Key
      .
    3. Select all devices and
      Change
      the master key.
      deploy-master-key-change-key.png
    4. Configure the master key. The key must be the same key you configured in Step 1:
      1. If renewing a master key, enter the
        Current Master Key
        . IIf you are replacing the default master key with a new master key, do not specify a
        Current Master Key
        .
      2. Configure the
        New Master Key
        and
        Confirm Master Key
        .
      3. Configure the master key
        Lifetime
        and
        Time for Reminder
        .
      4. Click
        OK
        .
      deploy-master-key.png
    5. Verify that the master key was deployed successfully to all selected devices.
      A System log generates when a you deploy a new master key from Panorama.
      deploy-master-key-from-panorama-success.png
  3. Deploy the master key to Log Collectors.
    Repeat this step for all Panorama Nodes. The new master key must be the same as the one configured in Step 1.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Managed Collectors
      and
      Deploy Master Key
      .
    2. Select all devices and
      Change
      the master key.
    3. Configure the master key:
      1. If renewing a master key, enter the
        Current Master Key
        . If you are replacing the default master key with a new master key, do not specify a
        Current Master Key
        .
      2. Specify the
        New Master Key
        and
        Confirm Master Key
        .
      3. Configure the master key
        Lifetime
        and
        Time for Reminder
        .
      4. Click
        OK
        .
    4. Verify that the master key was deployed successfully to all selected devices.
      A System log generates when you deploy a new master key from Panorama.
  4. Deploy the master key to managed WildFire appliances.
    Repeat this step for all Panorama Nodes. The new master key must be the same as the one configured in Step 1.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Managed WildFire Appliances
      and
      Deploy Master Key
      .
    2. Select all devices and
      Change
      the master key.
    3. Configure the master key:
      1. If renewing a master key, enter the
        Current Master Key
        . If you are replacing the default master key with a new master key, do not specify a
        Current Master Key
        .
      2. Specify the
        New Master Key
        and
        Confirm Master Key
        .
      3. Configure the master key
        Lifetime
        and
        Time for Reminder
        .
      4. Click
        OK
        .
    4. Verify that the master key was deployed successfully to all selected devices.
      A System log generates when you deploy a new master key from Panorama.

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