How to Register a Palo Alto Networks Device, Spare, or VM-Series Auth-Code

How to Register a Palo Alto Networks Device, Spare, or VM-Series Auth-Code

Created On 09/25/18 18:07 PM - Last Modified 05/02/22 19:04 PM


To Register New Device, Spare, or VM-Series Auth Code

Login to account

  1. You will need to have a user account to log into the Customer Support Portal.
    1. Refer to How to Create a Customer Support Portal (CSP) User Account.
  2. Log into the Customer Support Portal (
    • Verify the Current Account is the account that owns the asset.  If not, click on the account name and select the correct account.

Register New Device - Network Security or Devices

Register a new device in (a) Network Security, or (b) Devices.

Use Network Security
Go to Assets > Network Security.
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And, select Account Actions > Activate Asset.

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Or, use Devices
Go to Assets > Devices.

Click "Register New Device" button.

.  Common device registration workflow for Network Security and Devices
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Enter the Serial Number and Location information. The Enterprise Support Agreement options will only appear when you enter a serial number and if the account has an ESA.
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Click "Agree and Submit".
The new device is displayed in the Device table.
At the end of the registration process, an optional step enables you to run Day 1 Configuration.  

Register New Spare
Click on Device >  Spares.
Click Register New Spare  button.

Complete Device Registration form. Whether registered under Devices or Spares, the serial number will only appear under Spares.
Note:  If you have an Enterprise Support Agreement covering the licensing in your account, select the option to include the device in the Enterprise Support Agreement to license the device and convert it to production. 

Register New VM-Series Auth Code

To register a new VM-Series device purchased from Palo Alto Networks.

Note:  If you have a usage-based VM serial number from AWS,  Azure or a Cloud Service, follow the steps to register as a new device.  See section Register New Device

1.  Click Assets > VM-Series Auth-Codes.

2.  Click "Add VM-Series Auth-Code".
3.  CSP adds a new to the table.
4.  Enter a VM-Series Authorization Code.
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5.  Click on "Agree and Submit" to save. Click "Refuse" to cancel.


See Also

For a full list of other Support Portal User Documents, please click here:

Customer Support Portal User Documents


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