Implement the default initial configuration settings

To implement the default initial configuration settings, work with the wizard to configure a root password and remote root logon, but leave the remaining settings unchanged.


  1. Press Esc in response to all prompts of the configuration wizard until the root password is configured.
  2. When asked for the root password, enter and repeat it, then confirm it with OK.
  3. When asked to allow remote root logon with SSH, click Yes or No.


When the initial configuration settings are implemented, the appliance restarts and the appliance volume wizard appears to let you resize the volume of the web cache.

For more information, refer to the System configuration chapter of the McAfee Web Gateway Product Guide.

After completing the initial configuration, with or without resizing the web cache, you can log on to the user interface.