Model: ASA 5506-X, ASA 5512-X, ASA 5508-X, 5506W-X
Mode: CLI (Command Line Interface)
Description: In this article, we will discuss how to change the password of Cisco Firepower or the SFR module of Cisco ASA. If you are logging in for the first time then use the default username and password of Cisco Firepower to login.
To change the password for the Cisco ASA FirePower or SFR module follow the steps mentioned below.
Step1: SSH Firewall
SSH onto Cisco ASA Firewall.
Login into the Cisco ASA using username and password of Cisco Firewall.
login as: admin
Access to this device is restricted to authorized personel of edledge team only. If you are not an
authorized user, disconnect now. Any attempts to gain unauthorized access will be prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law.
edledge-asa's password: edledge.com
User admin logged in to edledge-asa
Logins over the last 7 days: 353. Last login: 04:00:14 EST Jan 3 2022 from 10.0.1.2
Failed logins since the last login: 0.
Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.
Step3: Access SFR Module
Access the SFR module of Cisco ASA.
edledge-asa# session sfr console
Opening console session with module sfr.
Connected to module sfr. Escape character sequence is 'CTRL-^X'.
edledge-sfr login: admin
Last login: Fri Oct 22 11:02:15 UTC 2021 from 10.1.2.3
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Cisco Fire Linux OS v6.2.2 (build 11)
Cisco ASA5508 v6.2.2 (build 81)
Step4: Change Password
Change the password and set the new password.
> configure password
Enter current password: edledge
Enter new password: edledge.com
Confirm new password: edledge.com
Password Update successful.
Password of the Cisco Firepower is changed successfully. If this is a new device then use the default password of the firepower as “Enter current password” and set the new password as per you.
Are looking to re-image the ASA SFR module? Sometimes Cisco ASA FirePower cause issues, refer to the linked article to know how to resolve the issue of Unsupported SFR module or Unwanted failover due to SFR module. Also, Refer to the article if you are looking to activate the license of the Cisco FirePower.
Source: Cisco, Lab, Knowledge Base