So, I have been kicking the tires on the FTD-API on the Cisco NGFW Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) 6.3 software. The FTD-APIs allow one to completely control the platform without the use of SSH or a GUI. Read more
Managing Your Firepower Appliance
If you are running a Firepower NGFW appliance from Cisco, you have two options to manage the device:
- Firepower Device Manager (FDM) – An on-box GUI and set of APIs to directly control a Firepower appliance.
- Firepower Management Center (FMC) – A management station used to control a collection of Firepower appliances and collect, correlate, and report on events generated by the Firepower appliance.
(At least today) These two options to manage your Firepower appliance are mutually exclusive; you can use one or the other. This article is focused on using the FlexConfig feature in FDM. Read more
Upon a fresh install of FTDv (6.2.3) on VMWare ESXi, the FTD console reports the following error over and over and over:
Jul 2 15:22:58 ciscoasa init: Id "ftd1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Happy July 2nd!
I have posted a new blog entry on the Cisco communities page. This is a continuation of my previous post “Script an ASDM Session Part I“. In part I, we examined how ASDM interacts with and controls the ASA. In part II, we dig into some sample code where we make programatic calls to the ASA masquerading as an ASDM client. Read more
I wrote a blog article over in the Cisco Security Community detailing the steps on how to hack the Cisco ASA ASDM http interface to build your own automation.