Hex-Based Pre-Shared Keys

Some of the features described in this section are only available to participants in the WatchGuard Beta program. If a feature described in this section is not available in your version of Fireware, it is a beta-only feature.

In Fireware v12.5.4 or higher, BOVPN and BOVPN virtual interface configurations support hex-based pre-shared keys for both IKEv1 and IKEv2.

A hex-based key includes any combination or amount of hexadecimal characters:

  • Numerals (0 through 9)
  • Uppercase A, B, C, D, E, and F
  • Lowercase a, b, c, d, e, and f

One example of a hex-based key is 0x12345e6f.