Default Username & Password Of Cisco ASA FirePower/SFR Module

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Description: This article is to discuss the default username and password of the Cisco ASA Firepower or SFR module. This is valid for all Cisco 5500-x series firewalls i.e. ASA 5506-X, ASA 5512-X, ASA 5508-X, 5506W-X running on different versions of the software.


If you have new Cisco ASA firewalls with FirePower and you are looking to set them up, you would need to set up the FirePower or SFR module as well. The FirePower or SFR Module can be set up locally or at a remote site. FirePower could be added to a centralized managed system of Cisco known as FMC. FMC stands for FirePower Management Center.

For the initial setup of FirePower, you would need to log in to the SFR module using the default username and password. The default username and password for Cisco FirePower varies based on the version of the SFR Module. The default username and password of Firepower of different versions of the software are mentioned below.

Confirm SFR Module Version

To check and confirm the software version of the SFR module or FirePower follow the steps below

Step1: SSH onto ASA
SSH onto the Cisco Firewall or ASA

SSH 192.168

Step2: Login
Login to the firewall using username and password.

login as: admin
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User admin logged in to edledge-asa
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edledge-asa> en
Password: ************


Step3: Version Confirmation
Execute the command shown below to confirm the SFR module version. In the below example the Cisco ASA image version is 9.13(1)10 and the SFR module version is 6.4.0-102.

edledge-asa# sh module

Mod  Card Type                                    Model           Serial No.

---- -------------------------------------------- ------------------
1 ASA 5508-X with FirePOWER services, 8GE, AC, ASA5508           JAD12345678

sfr FirePOWER Services Software Module           ASA5508         JAD12345678

Mod  MAC Address Range                 Hw Version   Fw Version   Sw Version
---- --------------------------------- ------------ ------------ ------
1 f4db.3738.3738 to f4db.3738.3738 3.2          1.1.13       9.13(1)10
sfr f4db.3738.3738 to f4db.3738.3738 N/A          N/A          6.4.0-102

Mod  SSM Application Name           Status           SSM Application Version
---- ------------------------------ ---------------- -------------------
sfr ASA FirePOWER                  Up               6.4.0-102

Mod  Status             Data Plane Status     Compatibility
---- ------------------ --------------------- -------------
1 Up Sys             Not Applicable
sfr Up                 Up

Software Version earlier than 6.0

The default password of Cisco FirePower for the SFR module of version earlier than 6.0 is

username = admin
Password = Sourcefire

Software Version 6.0 or later

The default password of Cisco FirePower for the SFR module of version 6.0 or above is

username = admin
Password = Admin123

Software Version 7.0.1

The default password of Cisco FirePower for the SFR module of version 7.0.1 is

username = admin
password = Adm!n123

You could change the password of Cisco ASA Firepower anytime as per requirement.

Sometimes FirePower causes issues like Unsupported SFR module or Unwanted failover due to the SFR module which can be solved. Refer to the article if you are looking to activate the license of Cisco FirePower or to re-image the ASA SFR module.

Source: Cisco, Lab, Knowledge Base


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