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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Activate and License a Stand-alone Hardware NextGen F-Series or Control Center Appliance

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To automatically download and install the license on your NextGen Firewall F, connect to the firewall with NextGen Admin. NextGen Admin transmits the serial number of your unit to the Barracuda Licensing service and initiates the activation process. After completing the customer information form and accepting the EULA, your license is activated and automatically downloaded and installed on your unit.

Before You Begin

  • NextGen Admin must be able to connect to the Barracuda licensing servers.
  • The firewall or Control Center hardware unit must be able to connect to the Barracuda licensing servers.
  • (optional) NextGen Admin automatically uses the proxy address in the Windows registry. If a proxy is entered but disabled, NextGen Admin still uses it. You can enter a proxy in NextGen Admin by navigating to OPTIONS > Settings > Barracuda Activation > Proxy Settings.

Automatically Download and Activate your Licenses

  1. Log into the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series using NextGen Admin.

    Default User: root
    Default Password: ngf1r3wall

  2. (optional) Complete the Getting Started Wizard. For more information, see Getting Started.
  3. The activation process is initiated automatically after 30 seconds. You can also start the process manually by clicking on the blue arrow in the Licensing element on the DASHBOARD. After downloading the licenses, the activation form opens.
  4. (evaluation license only) Click the Evaluation License check box.
  5. Enter the Customer and Purchase Information.
  6. Read/scroll through the terms and conditions and click the I accept the Terms and Conditions check box.
  7. Click Activate. The activation process may take a couple of minutes.
    • After the activation process, you will receive a notification email from Barracuda Networks Customer Services.
    • If you are using a high availability setup, your secondary Barracuda NextGen Firewall F waits for the license to be activated and then receives the license from the primary unit.

Your Barracuda appliance is now licensed and activated. Check Control > Licenses to see which licenses are installed on your unit.


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