How to log into the FirePower FTD CLI

Logging into a Cisco FirePower FTD CLI is not an obvious operation.

First log into FXOS chassis manager:

[email protected]:~ $ ssh firepower.example.com
Password:
Last login: Fri Jun 26 16:52:28 CDT 2020 from bastion.example.com on pts/0

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		  Type ? for list of commands
Firepower-module1>

Connect to the FTD. This is the firewall module of the FirePower:

Firepower-module1>connect ftd
Connecting to ftd() console... enter exit to return to bootCLI
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STOP! There is no need to go any further, you are in the FTD firewall management interface. For those feeling adventurous or need to troubleshoot an advance issue, read on…

There is a underlying Linux OS that powers the FTD, it can be accessed by enabling expert mode. This can be dangerous, changes made in this mode can damage the firewall and cause outages difficult to resolve.

> expert
[email protected]:/opt/cisco/csp/applications$

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