Administrator account tab

In this screen, authentication data can be defined for the administrator account.

  • The default password of the “admin” user (super administrator) must be changed the very first time the product is used.
  • To define an ASCII pre-shared key that is sufficiently secure, you must follow the same rules for user passwords set out in the section Welcome, under the section User awareness, sub-section User password management.


Old password Enter the current password of the admin account so that you can change it.
New password Enter the new password for the admin account. For the list of allowed and prohibited characters, refer to the section Allowed names.
Confirm password Confirm the password of the admin account that you have just entered in the previous field
Password strength This progress bar indicates your password’s level of security: “Very Weak”, “Weak”, “Medium”, “Good” or “Excellent”.
You are strongly advised to use uppercase letters and special characters.

Stormshield Network uses asymmetric encryption, i.e., it uses a key pair consisting of a public key to encrypt data, and a private key for decryption. The advantage of using this system is that it removes the hassle of securing keys and allows electronic signatures.


Administrator's private key This button saves the private key associated with the admin account on your workstation.
Firewall's public key This button saves the public key associated with the firewall on your workstation.