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Accessing the Web Client


 

Firewall Analyzer is essentially a firewall, VPN, and proxy server log analysis tool that collects, stores, and reports on logs from distributed firewalls, and proxy servers on the network.

 

Once the server has successfully started, follow the steps below to access Firewall Analyzer.

  1. Open a supported web browser window
  2. Type the URL address as http://<hostname>:8500 (where <hostname> is the name of the machine on which Firewall Analyzer is running, and 8500 is the default web server port)
  3. Log in to Firewall Analyzer using the default username/password combination of admin/admin.

Firewall Analyzer provides two more external authentication apart from the local authentication. They are Active Directory authentication and Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) authentication. If you import users from Active Directory or if you add a RADIUS server details, you will find the Options >> link besides the Login button in the Firewall Analyzer Client UI Login screen. If you click the Options >> link, Log on to field will appear below the Password field. The Log on to field will list the following options:

  • Local Authentication - If the user details are available in local Firewall Analyzer server user database
  • Radius Authentication - If the user details are available in RADIUS server and dummy user entry should be avilable in local Firewall Analyzer server user database
  • Domain Name(s) - If the details of the user of a domain is imported from Active Directory into the local Firewall Analyzer server user database 

Enter the User Name and Password. Select one of the three options in Log on to (Local Authentication or Radius Authentication or Domain Name). Click Login button to log in to Firewall Analyzer Client UI.

 

Once you log in, you can start collecting firewall logs, generate reports, and more.

 

If you want to access the web client from the same machine on which Firewall Analyzer is installed, execute the startClient.bat/.sh file from the <Firewall Analyzer Home>/bin directory.

 

  • On a Windows machine, you can also access the web client from the Start menu by clicking on Start > Programs > ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer x > Firewall Analyzer Web Client.
  • On a Windows machine, you can also access the web client from the System Tray by right-clicking on Firewall Analyzer Tray Icon > Start Web Client.
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