Onboard a Device with Low-Touch Provisioning

Only the Firepower 1000, Firepower 2100, and Secure Firewall 3100 devices can be onboarded with the low-touch provisioning method.

Before you begin

Confirm the following is completed prior to onboarding:

  • Cloud-Delivered Firewall Management Center is enabled for your tenant.

  • The device is freshly installed but has never been logged into by either the device CLI or the FDM.

  • The device is running version 7.2 or later. Version 7.0.3 does not support low-touch provisioning.


Step 1

Log in to CDO.

Step 2

In the navigation pane, click Inventory and click the blue plus button.

Step 3

Select the FTD tile.

Step 4

Under Management Mode, be sure FTD is selected.

By selecting FTD under Management Mode, you will not be able to manage the device using Firepower Device Manager.

If you want the device to maintain mangaement from the Firepower Device Manager, select FDM and see Onboard the Serial Number of a FDM-Managed Device for Low-Touch Provisioning for more information.

Step 5

Enter the Device Serial Number and the Device Name. Select Next.

Step 6

Password Reset. Select the Yes, this new device has never been logged into or configured for a manager option.

If your device has been previously registered for a manager or is still registered to a manager, see Onboard a Device with a Serial Number.

Step 7

Click Next.

Step 8

In the Policy Assignment step, use the drop-down menu to select an access control policy to deploy once the device is onboarded. If you have no policies configured, select the Default Access Control Policy.

Step 9

Select all licenses you want applied to the device. Click Next.

What to do next

From the Inventory page, select the device you just onboarded and select any of the options listed under the Management pane located to the right. We strongly recommend the following actions:
  • Create a custom access control policy to customize the security for your environment. See the Access Control Policies chapter for more information.

  • Enable Cisco Security Analytics and Logging (SAL) to view events in the CDO dashboard or register the device to an Firepower Management Center for security analytics. See the Cisco Security Analytics and Logging chapter for more information.