Alibaba Cloud: Authentication Considerations

Use the following information when configuring authentication and proper file transfer between Alibaba Cloud and the F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE):

  • The root account is disabled by default
  • The Administrator (admin) account/role does NOT have a default password


When you use the scp or sftp commands to transfer files to/from the BIG-IP system, you MUST have the Administrator role and access set to Advanced Shell (bash) for BIG-IP versions that have the following CVE fixes:

F5 recommends:

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