Last updated on: 2024-04-29 08:00:19.

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):

  • 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:

Consult the GitHub links in the AWS Automation section for additional authentication examples.

More help with F5 BIG-IP VE