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Add a Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud

To enable WatchGuard Cloud on a Firebox, you add the Firebox to your WatchGuard Cloud account. For information about licensing, see About Firebox WatchGuard Cloud Licenses.

Before You Begin

Before you add a Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud, make sure that:

  • You have activated the Firebox in your WatchGuard Portal account
  • The Firebox has a current Total Security or Basic Security Suite subscription
  • The Firebox has the latest feature key synchronized
  • You have administrative access to the Firebox

Fireboxes activated by a Service Provider appear in the Service Provider Inventory in WatchGuard Cloud. Before you can add a Firebox or FireCluster to WatchGuard Cloud you must allocated the device to the subscriber account. For more information, see Firebox Allocation.

To enable WatchGuard Cloud on the Firebox you must copy and paste a Verification Code from your WatchGuard Cloud account to the Firebox configuration. The Verification Code is unique to each Firebox and expires after 30 days.

Add a Device

For information about how to add a FireCluster to WatchGuard Cloud, see Add a FireCluster to WatchGuard Cloud.

To add a Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. Log in to your WatchGuard Cloud subscriber account.
  2. Select Manage > Fireboxes or Configure > Fireboxes.
  3. Click Add Device.
    A list of activated Fireboxes appears.

Screen shot of the Add Device list

  1. Click the Name of the Firebox you want to add or click . Tip!For a Firebox that has never registered with WatchGuard Cloud, the name is the device friendly name in the WatchGuard Portal.
    A confirmation dialog box appears.
  2. Click Add Device.
    The Configure Device page appears.

Screen shot of the Configure Device step in the Add Device wizard

  1. To copy the Verification Code, click Copy Code.
  2. Open the Firebox configuration in Policy Manager or Fireware Web UI and use the Verification Code to enable WatchGuard Cloud on the Firebox. For more information, see Enable WatchGuard Cloud on the Firebox.
  3. Click Done.
    The Firebox is added to the list of devices in Device Manager.

Enable WatchGuard Cloud on the Firebox

For a Firebox or FireCluster to connect to WatchGuard Cloud, you must open the Firebox configuration in Policy Manager or Fireware Web UI and use the Verification Code to enable WatchGuard Cloud.

Verify the Connection Status

After you enable WatchGuard Cloud, check the connection status on the Firebox or in WatchGuard Cloud. For more information, see:

For information about how to troubleshoot registration and connection errors, see Troubleshoot Firebox Connections to WatchGuard Cloud.

See Also

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