06-07-2019 01:34 AM
I have the following active-passive-HA-scenario:
ethernet1/1: External Interface (vpn termination point)
ethernet1/2: Internal Interface
For administrative and monitoring purposes I need access from an external network to the WEB-GUI of both firewall-systems. Because of active-passive-HA, just one firewall is available at the same time. So I thought: Is it possible to establish a IPSec-Tunnel between two firewall to get access to the WEB-GUI:
The ipsec tunnel works fine and I can see hits on the security policy which should allow the traffic from external network to the Management-Interface of the palo alto firewall. But the access via https does not work. 😞
- Is it possible to get access from external network via ipsec-tunnel to the Management-Interface of a Palo Alto Firewall?
- Are there other ways to get access from external network via ipsec-tunnel to the WEB-GUI of both firewall-systems?
Thanks in advance
06-07-2019 02:57 AM
Hi @GuidoKramer ,
Yes it is possible.
Check out the following page for best practices for securing admin access and for remote access to the management network :
06-07-2019 03:16 AM - edited 06-07-2019 03:17 AM
OK, I added a new security policy with the information mentioned on the page "Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access". When I tried to initiate a session with my web browser I can see that the hit count of this policy raises; but still the login prompt does not appear in the browser.
Of course, the network from which I initiate the connection was added to "Device --> Setup --> Interface --> Management --> Permitted IP Addresses".
Or do I have to connect via GlobalProtect?
06-07-2019 04:03 AM
I don't know how you're routing is set up.
I say this because the mgmt port is usually out-of-band.
You can use a bastion host as explained in the best practices link
You can configure a mgmt profile on your tunnel interface (if it's numbered) or use a mgmt profile on a loopback interface.
06-07-2019 07:11 AM
Resolve this a few ways
1) GP is best/secure, so use that if you can.
2) Clientless VPN (connect to portal of FW on the GUI page, and have a widget to web into the mgmt IP of 2nd FW
3) Port forwarding of a NAT'd address, to the mgmt IP of the 2nd FW.
Untrust --> Untrust --> publicIPofSomething -- (port XXYZ) Xlate to Mgmt-IPof2ndFW. on 443
Now, create a security policy that allow access from Untrust to (InternalZone) publicIPofSomething (port XXYZ)
Those are a few ways to do this. Some secure, others just engineering a solution. 😛
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