Configure An Administrative Account for a WildFire Appliance

Create and configure admin user with granular authentication parameters for the WildFire appliance.
Create one or more administrators with granular authentication parameters for your WildFire appliance to manage from the Panorama™ management server. Additionally, you can configure local administrators from Panorama that can be configured directly on the CLI of the WildFire appliance. However, pushing new configuration changes to the WildFire appliance will overwrites local administrators with the administrators configured for the WildFire appliance.
  1. (
    Optional
    ) Configure an authentication profile to define the authentication service that validates the login credentials of the administrators who access the WildFire appliance CLI.
  2. The administrator accounts created on Panorama are later imported to the WildFire appliance and managed from Panorama.
  3. Configure the authentication for the WildFire appliance.
    1. Select
      Panorama
      Managed WildFire Appliance
      and select the WildFire appliance you previously added.
    2. (
      Optional
      ) Select the
      Authentication Profile
      you configured in the previous step.
    3. Configure the authentication
      Timeout Configuration
      for the WildFire appliance.
      1. Enter the number of
        Failed Attempt
        s before a user is locked out of the WildFire appliance CLI.
      2. Enter the
        Lockout Time
        , in minutes, for which the WildFire appliance locks out a user account after that user reaches the configured number of
        Failed Attempts
        .
      3. Enter the
        Idle Timeout
        , in minutes, before the user account is automatically logged out due to inactivity.
      4. Enter the
        Max Session Count
        to set how many user accounts can simultaneously access the WildFire appliance.
      5. Enter the
        Max Session Time
        the administrator can be logged in before being automatically logged out.
    4. Add the WildFire appliance administrators.
      Administrators may either be added as a local administrator or as an imported Panorama administrator—but not both. Adding the same administrator as both a local administrator and as an imported Panorama administrator is not supported and causes the Panorama commit to fail. For example, the commit to Panorama fails if you add
      admin1
      as both a local and Panorama administrator.
      1. Add
        and configure new administrators unique to the WildFire appliancer. These administrators are specific to the WildFire appliance for which they are created and you manage these administrators from this table.
      2. Add
        any administrators configured on Panorama. These administrators are created on Panorama and imported to the WildFire appliance.
    5. Click
      OK
      to save the WildFire appliance authentication configuration.
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  4. Commit
    and then
    Commit and Push
    your configuration changes.
  5. Access the WildFire appliance CLI to verify you can successfully access the WildFire appliance using the local admin user.

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