Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Re-establishing SIC (Secure Internal Communication) with Firewall gateway from Smartcenter server

Re-establishing SIC:
This article will give you the steps to establish SIC in a Checkpoint Firewall.


FirewallA[admin]# cpconfig
This program will let you re-configure
your Check Point products configuration.
Configuration Options:
----------------------
(1) Licenses
(2) SNMP Extension
(3) PKCS#11 Token
(4) Random Pool
(5) Secure Internal Communication
(6) Enable Check Point High Availability/State Synchronization
(7) Automatic start of Check Point Products
(8) Exit
Enter your choice (1-8) :5
Configuring Secure Internal Communication...
============================================
The Secure Internal Communication is used for authentication between
Check Point components
Trust State: Trust established
Would you like re-initialize communication? (y/n) [n] ? y
Note: The Secure Internal Communication will be reset now.
No communication will be possible until you reset and re-initialize the
communication properly!
Are you sure? (y/n) [n] ? y
Enter Activation Key: abc123
Again Activation Key: abc123
initial_module:
Compiled OK.
Hardening OS Security: Initial policy will be applied until the first
policy is installed
The Secure Internal Communication was successfully initialized
Configuration Options:
----------------------
(1) Licenses
(2) SNMP Extension
(3) PKCS#11 Token
(4) Random Pool
(5) Secure Internal Communication
(6) Enable Check Point High Availability/State Synchronization
(7) Automatic start of Check Point Products
(8) Exit
Enter your choice (1-8) :8
Thank You...
You have changed Check Point products Configuration.
You need to restart ALL Check Point modules (performing cpstop &
cpstart)
in order to activate the changes you have made.
Would you like to do now? (y/n) [y] ? y
VPN-1/FW-1 stopped
SVN Foundation: cpd stopped
SVN Foundation: cpWatchDog stopped
SVN Foundation stopped
initial_module:
Compiled OK.
Hardening OS Security: Initial policy will be applied
until the first policy is installed
cpstart: Start product - SVN Foundation
SVN Foundation: Starting cpWatchDog
SVN Foundation: Starting cpd
SVN Foundation started
cpstart: Start product - FireWall-1
FireWall-1: starting external VPN module -- OK
FireWall-1: Starting VPN-1 Accelerator Card
VPN-1: The VPN Accelerator driver is not responding
VPN-1 Accelerator Card is not enabled
FireWall-1: Failed to start VPN-1 Accelerator Card
FireWall-1: Starting fwd
Installing Security Policy InitialPolicy on all.all@FirewallA
Fetching Security Policy from localhost succeeded
Fetching Security Policy From: 10.1.1.1
Fetch failed: Connection failed - SIC failure
Policy Fetch Failed
Failed to fetch policy from masters in masters file
FireWall-1 started
cpstart error: UserAuthority was not started, marked as not active.
cpstart error: FloodGate-1 was not started, marked as not active.
cpstart error: SmartView Monitor was not started, marked as not active.
cpridstop: cprid stopped
cpridstart: Starting cprid
[1] 21300
FirewallA[admin]#
FirewallA[admin]#
Also Reset SIC on the firewall object from the Security Policy:
1.Double click on the Firewall Object on Policy
2.Click on Communication.
3.Click on Reset Button.
4.Put the activation key
5.Put the activation Key on Confirm Activation Key
6.Click on Initialize button.
7.Click on Test SIC status.
8.Push the policy
Verify the policy push on the firewall.

1 comment:

Realmy Liew said...

Thks very useful for dummy like me!