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Master key

L6 Presenter

Hi,

should we change Master key after a new installation for security purposes ?

Or not configuring this will cause any security weakness ?

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L5 Sessionator

The master key is used to encrypt private keys on the firewall. This includes the RSA key used to authenticate the server when logging into CLI

The private key used by the  web server when logging into the web interface, as well as any other keys loaded onto the firewall.

While the private keys are stored in encrypted form by default even if a new master key is not specified,a new master key would increase security.

P.S: If you forget this key the only way to reset it , is by  Factory Resetting the firewall.

For more on this :ref :https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/message/27869#27869

HTH

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L5 Sessionator

The master key is used to encrypt private keys on the firewall. This includes the RSA key used to authenticate the server when logging into CLI

The private key used by the  web server when logging into the web interface, as well as any other keys loaded onto the firewall.

While the private keys are stored in encrypted form by default even if a new master key is not specified,a new master key would increase security.

P.S: If you forget this key the only way to reset it , is by  Factory Resetting the firewall.

For more on this :ref :https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/message/27869#27869

HTH

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