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https—>webUI—>Huawei Secospace USG6300

As a graphical user interface is useless in case of routers and switches, it looks useful when configuring a firewall. Of course it is my point of view. I do not go into what is better for you. I like using CLI but, sometimes, it is worth to simplify your daily routine. The first step is to configure HTTPS access to webUI of USG6300. This is what we will focus today.

Well known topology from the last post:

Topology_USG_access

Configure IP address of firewall’s interface and add it to trust zone:

[USG6300]interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/7
[USG6300-GigabitEthernet0/0/7]ip address 172.16.1.1 24

[USG6300]firewall zone trust
[USG6300-zone-trust]add interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/7

Enable HTTPS server on that interface:

[USG6300]interface GigabitEthernet 0/0/7
[USG6300-GigabitEthernet0/0/7]service-manage https permit

Create two administrator’s accounts:

#
 manager-user web_lab
  password cipher %@%@`ruiCXfgEFCJGnNu0!<@&bYP@.eMJIk7-H&m&h&[xo11Oh_Z%@%@
  service-type web
  level 15
  ftp-directory hda1:
  ssh authentication-type password
  ssh service-type stelnet
 #
 manager-user web_lab_2
  password cipher %@%@S0e84!g|rRX38&1S*-l;h*!ub`{@$-`o0=71fW<8Ch{9g0'"%@%@
  service-type web
  level 15
  ftp-directory hda1:
  ssh authentication-type password
  ssh service-type stelnet
#

Why two accounts? Because we will assign different roles for these 2 administrators to show you such possibility. We will use the default system-admin role for one administrator and a new created web-admin role for the second one.

#
role system-admin
  description system-admin
 dashboard read-write
 monitor read-write
 policy read-write
 object read-write
 network read-write
 system read-write

#
role web_lab
 dashboard none
 monitor
  read-only session statistic statistic-acl
  none packet-capture diagnose
 policy none
 object none
 network none
 system none
#

Then we can bind our administrators to properly defined roles:

[USG6300-aaa]bind manager-user web_lab role system-admin
[USG6300-aaa]bind manager-user web_lab_2 role web_lab

Enable HTTPS server with default certificate and set the service port:

[USG6300]web-manager enable
 Enable http server successfully !
[USG6300]web-manager security enable port 8443
 Enable http security-server successfully ! web-manager

Let’s verify what will happen if we use both accounts to get to GUI of the firewall.

Open a browser and enter https://172.16.1.1:8443.

webUI_web_lab_user_2

webUI_web_lab_2_user_2

As you can notice, the access varies depending on the assigned role for administrators.

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