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The Smoothwall Firewall Web Interface users
Apart from the initial defaultÂ admin user, theÂ Smoothwall Firewall also has the possibility of setting up multiple usernames with access to various areas on theÂ Smoothwall. Adding new users is done in theÂ “system – administration – administrative users” section.
TheÂ operator access allows the user to use the dial up and disconnect controls on theÂ Smoothwall.
TheÂ log access allows users to access the logs section of theÂ Smoothwall.
TheÂ vpn access allows users to access the vpn section of theÂ Smoothwall.
Apart from these standard users, some modules also add a users toÂ Smoothwall:
TheÂ guardian access allows the use of the unblock controls on the block page and access to the Guardian section of theÂ Smoothwall.
TheÂ rule editorÂ access can edit the networking – outgoing rules on theÂ Smoothwall.
TheÂ traffic access allows a user to access the Traffic section of theÂ Smoothwall.
Recovering Web Interface admin password
Loosing theÂ admin password makes the Web interface all but useless. To change the admin password, you will need to log on to theÂ Smoothwall as the superuserÂ root.
When logged in asÂ rootÂ issue the command “setup” to start the setup program.
The setup user can also be used for this if the setup user has been assigned a password – the password for the setup user can also be set in the setup program. Logging in as theÂ setupÂ user automatically runs the setup program – it is not possible to get command line access as theÂ setupÂ user. The setup program runs automatically if you log in asÂ setup.
The setup program will allow the user to change setup, admin and root user passwords.
Recovering the root password
If the original root password cannot be found, you will have to create a new one. To do this, theÂ Smoothwallwill need to be rebooted into single user mode. After booting up in single user mode, theÂ Smoothwallcommand line prompt will be presented, logged in as the root user, without the need to enter a password. Once that is done, the setup program can be started.
In the setup program theÂ admin, setup andÂ root user passwords can be changed. Once that is done, rebooting theÂ Smoothwall will return it to normal operations with the new passwords in effect.
Booting the system in single user mode requires a keyboard and a monitor to be attached to theÂ Smoothwall. If theÂ Smoothwall is currently running, type “CTRL-ALT-DEL” to allow theÂ Smoothwall to shutdown properly.
Once theÂ Smoothwall has been switched on press “tab” as soon as theÂ Smoothwall boot graphic is displayed. The graphic will disappear and you will be presented with aÂ boot: prompt.
TypeÂ SmoothWall-smp single at the prompt and press enter. TheÂ SmoothwallÂ system will boot up normally but after the boot process have finished, the system will present aÂ sh-2.05# prompt or similar without having to log in. Run the setup program to chgange the root password or just issue the commandÂ passwd and you will be prompted for a new root password. After entering the new root password, issue the commandÂ reboot to reboot theÂ Smoothwall and the new root password can now be used to login