The bootstrap.xml file provided in the GitHub repository uses admin/admin as the username and password for the firewall administrator. Before deploying the CFT in a production environment, at a minimum, you must create a unique username and password for the administrative account on the VM-Series firewall. Optionally, you can fully configure the firewall with zones, policy rules, security profiles and export a golden configuration snapshot. You can then use this configuration snapshot as the bootstrap.xml file for your production environment.
You have two ways to customize the bootstrap.xml file for use in a production environment:
Option 1 : Launch a VM-Series firewall in AWS using the bootstrap files provided in the GitHub repository, modify the firewall configuration and export the configuration to create a new bootstrap.xml file for the CFT. See Use the GitHub Bootstrap Files as Seed. Option 2 : Launch a new VM-Series firewall in AWS without using the bootstrap files, add a NAT policy rule to ensure that the VM-Series firewall handles traffic properly, and export the configuration to create a new bootstrap.xml file for the CFT. See Create a new Bootstrap File from Scratch.

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