3.3. Connecting to UserGate LogAn

The port0 interface is configured to receive an IP address automatically from a DHCP server and assigned to the Management zone. The initial configuration is done via the administrator's web console connection via the port0 interface.

If it is not possible to assign an IP address to the Management interface automatically using DHCP, it can be set explicitly from the CLI (Command Line Interface). For more details on using the CLI, see the chapter Command Line Interface (CLI).

Other network interfaces are disabled and require further configuration.

To perform the initial configuration, follow these steps:



Step 1. Connect to the management interface.

When a DHCP Server Is Used
Connect the port0 interface to the corporate network with a working DHCP server. Enable UserGate LogAn. After booting, UserGate LogAn will display the IP address to connect to for subsequent product activation.
Static IP address
Enable UserGate LogAn. Use the CLI to assign the desired IP address to the port0 interface. For more details on using the CLI, see the chapter Command Line Interface (CLI). Connect to the UserGate LogAn web console at that IP address. The address string should look similar to this: https://UserGate_LogAn_IP_address:8010.

Step 2. Select a language.

Select the language that will be used for the rest of the initial configuration.

Step 3. Set a password.

Set a login name and a password to log in to the web management interface.

Step 4. Register the system.

Enter the PIN code to activate the product and fill in the registration form. To activate the system, UserGate LogAn must have Internet access. If you are unable to register the product at this time, try it again after configuring the network interfaces at Step 8.

Step 5. Configure zones, set IP addresses of the network interfaces, and connect UserGate LogAn to the corporate network.

In the Interfaces section, enable the desired network interfaces, assign valid IP addresses that correspond to your networks, and bind the interfaces to the respective zones. For more details on network interface management, see the chapter Network Interface Configuration. The system is supplied with a number of predefined zones:

  • Management (management network), port0 interface.

  • Trusted (LAN). It is assumed that the Trusted zone will connect LogAn to the network that will be used by UserGate gateways to send logs to it and by LogAn to access the Internet.

For UserGate LogAn to work, one configured interface is sufficient. Having separate network interfaces for device management and data collection is recommended for security but not mandatory.

Step 6. Configure the Internet gateway.

In the Gateways section, specify the IP address for the Internet gateway on an Internet‑connected network interface. Usually, this is the Trusted zone. For more details on configuring Internet gateways, see the chapter Gateway Configuration.

Step 7. Specify the system DNS servers.

In the DNS section, specify the IP addresses of your provider's or corporate DNS servers. For more details on DNS management, see the chapter General Settings Section.

Step 8. Register the product, if it was not registered at Step 4.

Register the product using the PIN code. For a successful registration, LogAn must have Internet access, and the previous steps must be completed. For more details on product licensing, see the chapter UserGate LogAn Licensing.

Step 9. (Optional) Create additional administrators.

In the Administrators section, create additional system administrators and grant them the necessary rights (roles).

When the above steps are completed, UserGate LogAn is ready for use. For more detailed configuration, see the relevant chapters of this Guide.