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Jan 10, 2024

Change the admin or root password on your BIG-IP system

Hello everyone,

We intend to update the F5 LTM admin/root password.

How does it respond to changes in the password in terms of redundancy, failover, and device trust, I wonder?

Could someone please confirm that we need to adjust our device trust, redundancy, and fail-over settings?

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  • Changing the admin or root password on your F5 BIG-IP system typically does not directly affect redundancy, failover, or device trust configurations. However, it's always good practice to review and update any relevant configurations to ensure consistency and security across your network infrastructure. Here are some considerations:

    1. Device Trust: When changing the admin or root password, you don't necessarily need to adjust device trust configurations unless you have specific trust relationships established between your BIG-IP devices or with other systems. If device trust configurations rely on credentials that have changed, you may need to update those configurations accordingly.

    2. Redundancy and Failover: Changing the admin or root password should not impact redundancy or failover configurations directly. However, it's essential to ensure that the new password is updated consistently across all devices in a redundant or failover configuration to maintain access and security consistency.

    3. Management Access: After changing the admin or root password, verify that you can still access and manage the BIG-IP system using the updated credentials. Ensure that any management interfaces or protocols (such as SSH, HTTPS, or console access) are configured to accept the new password.

    4. Security Best Practices: Changing passwords regularly and following strong password policies is a crucial aspect of maintaining security on your network devices. Ensure that the new password meets security requirements and is kept confidential.

    5. Documentation and Communication: Document the password change process and communicate it to relevant stakeholders within your organization. This helps ensure that everyone is aware of the change and can update their access credentials accordingly.

    6. Audit and Monitoring: Regularly audit and monitor access to your BIG-IP system to detect any unauthorized access attempts or suspicious activity. Implement logging and alerting mechanisms to notify administrators of any security incidents.

    In summary, while changing the admin or root password on your F5 BIG-IP system may not directly impact redundancy, failover, or device trust configurations, it's essential to review and update relevant configurations to maintain consistency and security across your network infrastructure. Additionally, following security best practices and documenting the password change process helps ensure a secure and well-managed environment.

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