Enable Sophos Central management of Sophos Firewall
You need to turn on Sophos Central management on Sophos Firewall and accept the request in Sophos Central.
You'll need a Sophos Central account (either a license or trial), and a firewall with a base license. For more information about Sophos Firewall licenses, see Sophos Firewall: Licensing guide.
Turn on Sophos Central management
Sign in to Sophos Firewall and go to Sophos Central.
Register firewall with Sophos Central appears.
You can register the firewall in the following ways:
Use OTP: Select Use OTP, add the OTP, then click Register.
For instructions on how to generate the OTP, see Use OTP to register with Sophos Central in the Sophos Firewall help.
Use Sophos Central credentials: Select Use email address, add the email address and password for your Sophos Central administrator account, then click Register.
For instructions on how to create a Sophos Central administrator account, see the video available on Sophos Central: Getting Started.
For more information, see Use the super admin credentials to register with Sophos Central.
Turn on Sophos Central Services.
Select the services that you want.
Approve Sophos Central management
- Sign in to the Sophos Central Admin account with which you've registered Sophos Firewall.
- Go to Firewall Management.
On the Firewalls page, find your recently registered firewall and click Accept services.
On Sophos Firewall, click Central Synchronization and check whether the status has changed from Waiting for approval from Sophos Central to Managed.
The status can take up to two minutes to change.
When the status changes to Managed, your Sophos Firewall is ready to be managed by Sophos Central.
You can sign out of your Sophos Firewall, and manage it in future by clicking its name on the Firewalls page in Sophos Central.
You must be an Admin or Super Admin in Sophos Central to access your firewalls through Sophos Central.
It may take a few seconds for your firewall's web admin console to open.