Creating an Administrator Account with Check Point Password Authentication

Check Point password is a static password that is configured in SmartConsoleClosed Check Point GUI application used to manage a Check Point environment - configure Security Policies, configure devices, monitor products and events, install updates, and so on.. The local database on the Security Management ServerClosed Dedicated Check Point server that runs Check Point software to manage the objects and policies in a Check Point environment within a single management Domain. Synonym: Single-Domain Security Management Server. stores the password. No additional software is required.

After you configure authentication with a Check Point password, you can, in addition, configure certificate file authentication . The administrator can then authenticate to SmartConsole with the Check Point password or the certificate file.

You create the certificate file in SmartConsole. The administrator can use the certificate to log in to SmartConsole in two ways:

  • Log in to SmartConsole with the Certificate File option. The administrator must provide the password to use the certificate file.

  • You can import the certificate file to the Windows Certificate Store on the Microsoft Windows SmartConsole computer. The administrator can use this stored certificate to log in to SmartConsole with the CAPI Certificate option. The administrator does not need to provide a password to log in.

The administrator can also give the certificate to other administrators to log in to SmartConsole with no administrator account of their own.

To configure Check Point password authentication for an administrator