Gateway Main Menu (Appliance)
The gateway main menu is used to configure networking and application settings. Additionally, it provides access to the privileged (root) shell and other administrative tasks.
Layer7 API Gatewaymain menu is used to configure networking and application settings. Additionally, it provides access to the privileged (root) shell and other administrative tasks.
To access the Gateway main menu:
- Is there network connectivity to the Gateway appliance?
- If NO, proceed with step 2.
- If YES, proceed to step 3.
- At the machine (networking not yet set up):If networking is not yet set up, you must either be physically at the Gateway appliance or have remote serial console access. You can access the console of the hardware appliance in those ways:
- At the login screen, log in as userssgconfigusing the default password7layer. The main menu appears.
- Remotely (networking has been set up):If networking has been set up, you can either log in locally (as described in step 2 above) or remotely connect via SSH to the Gateway as userssgconfig. For example:
SSH is possible only through ssg_eth0, not ssg_eth1.Note that not all options are available in every system; for example, option6(Manage HSM) is displayed only if a Hardware Security Module (HSM) is present.The following is the Gateway main menu. Note that the top of the menu shows the Gateway version and the underlying operating system (for example, RHEL or CentOS) and version. When downloading patches for upgrading, be sure to download the patches for the correct operating system.
- Windows:Use PuTTY or a similar utility
Welcome to the Layer7 API Gateway - x.x.xx running on CentOS release x.x (Final) This user account allows you to configure the appliance What would you like to do? 1) Configure system settings 2) Display Layer7 API Gateway configuration menu 3) Use a privileged shell (root) 4) Change the Master Passphrase 5) Display Remote Management configuration menu 6) Manage HSM 8) Display Patch Management menu 9) Display Log Viewing menu R) Reboot the Layer7 API Gateway appliance (apply the new configuration) X) Exit (no reboot) Please make a selection: 1
The following table describes each option in the main menu:
1) Configure system settings
Use this option to view or configure system settings on the Gateway appliance. These settings must be set up before you can configure the Gateway application. For details, see Gateway System Settings.
Layer7 API Gatewayconfiguration menu
Use this option to configure the Gateway application before starting it. For details, see Gateway Configuration Menu.
3) Use a privileged shell (root)
Use this option to open a command shell with
rootuser privileges. You will need this to perform certain administrative tasks in the Gateway. For more information, see Privileged Shell for Root Commands. The default password is
4) Change the Master Passphrase
(not for nShield HSM)
Use this option to change the master passphrase that is used to encrypt the Gateway’s database and keystore passwords.
If the master passphrase has been changed from the default, you must enter the current passphrase before specifying a new passphrase.
The master passphrase must be between 6 and 128 characters in length. You will be prompted to enter the new master passphrase twice.
Hint:It is best to create a lengthy, easy-to-remember phrase using common words. Store the phrase in a safe location.
The default master passphrase is
The "Change the Master Passphrase" option does not apply if you have a nCipher nShield HSM enabled on the
Layer7 API Gateway. To change the master passphrase in this instance, simply disable and then re-enable the nShield HSM.
5) Display Remote Management configuration menu
Use this option to configure the Gateway node to be managed remotely. This configuration is required only if the node will be managed by the
Layer7 API Gateway- Enterprise Service Manager. Reboot the Gateway (using option
Rbelow) to apply any configuration changes.
For details, see Configure the Gateway for Remote Access.
6) Manage HSM
This option is displayed only if an internal Hardware Security Module (HSM) is present.
Select this option to create or program into a security world using nCipher.
For details, see Configure Hardware Security Modules.
8) Display Patch Management menu
Use this option to manage patches on the Gateway appliance.
For details, see Understand Gateway Patches.
9) Display Log Viewing menu
Use this option to view the various logs available in the system.
For details, see View Logs for the Gateway
R) Reboot the
Layer7 API Gatewayappliance (apply the new configuration)
Use this option to exit the menu and reboot the appliance. Any configuration changes made will take effect when the Gateway appliance restarts.
X) Exit (no reboot)
Use this option to exit the menu without rebooting. If you have made configuration changes, they take effect after a reboot.