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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

This Firmware Version Is End-Of-Support

Documentation for this product is no longer updated. Please see End-of-Support for CloudGen Firewall Firmware for further information on our EoS policy.

Managing Access for Administrators

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On a standalone Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series system, the administrative concept offers different administrative roles with special access rights and restrictions. Initially, every Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series is managed by the user root who has unlimited access rights to the entire system when logged into the interface or serial console.The user root has the ability to grant system access to other administrators who, depending on the assigned user rights, are allowed or denied to perform certain operations on the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series.

Admin Accounts

Create Administrator accounts on your standalone Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series or for the box level of the Barracuda NextGen Control Center. Every administrative user is assigned one of the preconfigured admin roles.

For more information, see How to Create a New Admin Account.


Root and administrative users are authenticated either through a certificate containing an RSA key or a password. A combination of password and key is also possible.    

For more information, see How to Create a New Admin Account and How to Configure Certificate Based Authentication for the Root User.

Default User Accounts

Every Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series has a root and service user by default. The service user is used to grant limited console access to the NextGen Firewall F-Series for support purposes. The service user is disabled by default.

For more information, see How to Configure System Access for the Service User.

Serial Access

Management and terminal access to the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series is possible, via the serial interface COM1, by using a terminal emulation program or when connected to a dial-in modem.

For more information, see How to Enable System Access via Serial Console.

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