System Credentials

Virtual Appliance is configured with the default Linux root account with the password set to Passw0rd (note 0 here is zero not letter O). It is strongly recommended to immediately change default password to something more secure. This can be done by running the following commands in the console.

# passwd root

Type twice your new password and logoff/logon again.


Remote Login using SSH

Default root account has the rights to only login into the system using console. Remote SSH login is disabled (breaking change compared to Web Safety 7). To enable the remote login using SSH set the PermitRootLogin yes setting in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and reboot the machine.

You can use the following commangs to do it from the console.

# sed -i "s/#\{0,1\}PermitRootLogin *.*$/PermitRootLogin yes/g" /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Admin UI Login

Default credentials to login into web based Admin UI are admin and Passw0rd and are different from the system root user.

Users in Admin UI are only present to manage the web filter proxy settings and mean nothing on the operating system level. See the following article for more information Default Login and Password.

We do understand this presents some confusion but this is the only valid solution due to the different on-premises and cloud deployment scenarios for the product.

Build Artefacts

The virtual appliance also contains an ordinary user account with rights to run the sudo commands used during build process with the following name/password credentials: builder and Passw0rd. Home folder of this user contains build artefacts and scripts we used to prepare the virtual appliance instance from vanilla Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

This account was disabled by running passwd builder -l. If required you must manually remove this user from the system. To do that run the following command as root.

# deluser --remove-home builder