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Enable Sophos Central management of Sophos Firewall

You need to turn on Sophos Central management on Sophos Firewall and accept the request in Sophos Central.

You'll need a Sophos Central account (either a license or trial), and a firewall with a base license. For more information about Sophos Firewall licenses, see Sophos Firewall: Licensing guide.

Turn on Sophos Central management

  1. Sign in to Sophos Firewall and go to Sophos Central.

    Sophos Central menu option.

  2. Click Register.

    Register firewall with Sophos Central appears.

    Register firewall with Sophos Central.

    You can register the firewall in the following ways:

  3. Turn on Sophos Central Services.

    Turn on Sophos Central services.

  4. Select the services that you want.

    Select Sophos Central services.

Approve Sophos Central management

  1. Sign in to the Sophos Central Admin account with which you've registered Sophos Firewall.
  2. Go to My Products > Firewall Management.
  3. On the Firewalls page, find your recently registered firewall and click Accept services.

    Accept services for your firewall.

  4. On Sophos Firewall, click Sophos Central and check whether the status has changed from Waiting for approval from Sophos Central to Managed.

    The status can take up to two minutes to change.

    When the status changes to Managed, your Sophos Firewall is ready to be managed by Sophos Central.

  5. You can sign out of your Sophos Firewall, and manage it in future by clicking its name on the Firewalls page in Sophos Central.

    You must be an Admin or Super Admin in Sophos Central to access your firewalls through Sophos Central.

    Your firewall on the Firewalls page in Sophos Central.

    It may take a few seconds for your firewall's web admin console to open.

    Your firewall's web admin console loading.