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hannah.baugh1
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ASDM Error: Unable to Launch Device Manager

We have ASDM installed on an Administration Server in which to provide onward administration to our ASA Firewall. We receive the following error message when we launch ASDM : "Unable to launch device manager from [IP Address]"

 

We have added the self-signed certificate into the Java Trusted Sites and Secure Sites stores for the computer, ensured that the https://[IP Address] is in both Java trusted sites and IE's trusted sites and the funny thing is, it works for some users (logging onto the same server) and not others which is what leaves us puzzled.

 

Happy to provide more information if required but I’d be grateful of any help you can provide, we are keen to get this working for all users as there is no central administrative account as many users will need access.

 

Many thanks

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Marvin Rhoads
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I believe the Java trusted sites and Windows trusted root certificate stores are per-user.

So each account on the admin computer would need to have that setup.

Hi Marvin,

Many thanks for your reply.

We created a generic 'Sun\Java\Deployment' folder in the local C: drive and created the following text files:

          deployment.config

          deployment.properties

We have amended the deployment.config  file to look at the deployment.properties file which in turn populates the trusted.certs store and the exception.sites list for all users.

We have found that regardless of which use we log in as, the certificate is present as are the exception sites but we still get the same error message for a number of users; even importing the certificate at this stage (whilst logged in as a "non-working" user does not work unfortunately.

Many thanks again,

 

Hannah

 

**Update** We have tried both with and without the certificate in the windows store and it hasn't made any difference I'm afraid.

 

 

Can't remember if it is priv exec mode or config mode, but "ssl cipher default" fixed it for us.

bhushit17
Beginner

Are you able to open the same from Java Web Start ?

Hi,

The only way we can administer our ASA is using the Web Interface; ASDM is un-usable for us.