Managing XG Firewall

Learn about the interfaces through which you can manage XG Firewall.

Administrative interfaces

You can manage XG Firewall through:

  • Web admin console: A web-based application to configure, monitor, and manage XG Firewall. Access the console through any browser using HTTPS.

    https://<LAN IP address of XG Firewall>

  • Command-line interface: The CLI console provides a collection of tools to manage and monitor certain components of XG Firewall, as well as to diagnose and troubleshoot issues. Access it in one of the following ways:
    • Telnet, a remote sign-in utility. Select admin > Console in the upper-right corner.
    • SSH, using an SSH client. XG Firewall closes idle SSH sessions after 15 minutes.
  • Sophos Central: A web-based application to manage XG Firewall as well as endpoints and servers, among others.
  • Sophos Firewall Manager (SFM): You can centrally manage distributed XG Firewall devices using SFM.

Administrative access

As an administrator, you can access XG Firewall through HTTPS, telnet, or SSH services. The administrator sign-in profile defines which administrative interfaces you can use to access XG Firewall.

XG Firewall is shipped with one administrator account and four administrator profiles.

Administrator type

credentials

Console access


Super administrator


Web admin console

CLI console

Full privileges for all configurations performed through either of the consoles.

Note Change the password of the “admin” user immediately after deployment.