AWS: Authentication Considerations¶
Use the following information when configuring authentication and proper file transfer between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE):
rootaccount is disabled by default
- The Administrator (admin) account/role does NOT have a default password
When you use the
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:
- Configuring SSH Public Key authentication for the admin account during the cloud instance provisioning process.
- Set password authentication using additional on-boarding steps (for example using
tmshor F5 BIG-IP Declarative Onboarding).
Consult the GitHub links in the AWS Automation section for additional authentication examples.