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Onboard a Firepower Threat Defense Device with a Registration Token

This procedure describes how to onboard a Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) device using a registration token.

Onboarding Scenario

  • Your device is managed by Firepower Device Manager not Firepower Management Center. 
  • Your device can only be licensed with the 90-day evaluation license. Your device cannot already be Smart-Licensed. 
  • For a device connected to a cloud-SDC, your SDC needs full outbound access on port 443. 

Note: If your SDC connects to you can only onboard your FTD using username, password, and IP address

Onboarding Procedure

To onboard a Firepower Threat Defense Device using a registration token, follow this procedure: 

  1. Sign in to Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO).
  2. On the Devices & Services page, click the blue plus button blue_cross_button.png to Onboard a device.
  3. Click Add a Firepower Threat Defense Device.
  4. Give the device a name.
  5. Check This device is not smart licensed.
  6. Click Go. CDO generates a registration token.
  7. Click the Copy icon copy.png to copy the registration token.
  8. Log into the Firepower Device Manager (FDM) for the Firepower Threat Defense device you want to manage with CDO.
  9. Under System Settings click Cloud Services.
  10. In the Cisco Defense Orchestrator area, expand Get Started.
  11. In the Registration Key field, paste the registration token that you generated in CDO.
  12. Click Register and then Accept the Cisco Disclosure. FDM sends the registration request to CDO.
  13. Click the Task List link to see the progress of the device enrollment.
  14. When FDM is registered with CDO, the Cloud Services screen shows Cisco Defense Orchestrator as Active
  15. Open the Devices & Services page in CDO and click the blue plus button cli_create_plus.png to onboad the FTD immediately. Click Discover Smart Licensed Devices and CDO will finish onboarding the device. 
  1. Filter and search for the new device. You should see that the Configuration Status is "Synced" and the Connectivity status is "Online."

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