Default Username/Password - AWS Palo Alto VM spin up

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Default Username/Password - AWS Palo Alto VM spin up

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I am spinning up a Palo Alto VM 300 on AWS via terraform bootstrapping the vFW via using user data only. This is VM300 on 10.2.3 code. The vFW comes up ok and i dont see any errors in bootstrap as per AWS logs. 

 

I am not able to login to vFW for the first time via console using admin/admin. its not giving me any option to change the password as well. Is there any other combination i should try, or can some one help with any suggestion so that i can login. 

 

 

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Hi @AnkitChhabra ,

As explained in the AWS deployment guide, once deployed VM does have password configured at all. Which means initial connection to FW needs to be using SSH keys

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https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/vm-series/10-2/vm-series-deployment/set-up-the-vm-series-firewall-...

I haven't use boostrapping for PAN FW in AWS and I cannot confirm, but have you tried to set admin password in the initial config?

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