Step 4: Initial setup

In this step, you will make essential configurations, which will bring your IPFire system on to the network.

Keyboard layout & Timezone

First, pick your keyboard layout and timezone.

Choose your keyboard layout
Choose your keyboard layout

Choose your current time zone
Choose your current time zone

Hostname & Domain Name

In the next two dialogs, you will need to enter the hostname and domain name of your new IPFire installation.

Choose the hostname for IPFire box
Choose the hostname for IPFire box

Passwords

On the two following screens, you will have to provide passwords for the root and admin users. The admin password is required to access the web user interface, and the root account is used for command line login only.

You won't see any characters displayed when typing the password.

Choose the root password
Choose the root password

Please pick a strong password as the security of the IPFire system depends on it!

Network configuration

After that, you have finished the initial setup and the system will boot up. Go on with Step 5: Network Setup.

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