Enabling HTTP Server or Secure Server
Cisco CP Express can be accessed in one of these two modes:
■Secure mode—Uses HTTPS and requires HTTP Secure Server to be enabled on the router.
■Non-Secure mode—Uses HTTP and requires HTTP Server to be enabled on the router.
NOTE : By default, the HTTP and secure server are enabled for factory fresh routers.
You must enable HTTP or HTTPS before launching the Cisco CP Express.
The login to the http service must point to the local database on the router, because the Cisco CP Express End User View is configured locally on the router.
1. To configure the router as an http server, execute this command:
router(config)# ip http server
2. To configure the router as an https server, execute this command:
router(config)# ip http secure-server
To launch the Cisco CP Express Admin View, perform these steps:
1. Launch the browser.
2. In the address bar, type the IP address of the router where Cisco CP Express Admin View is installed.
For example, type http://10.10.10.1 or https://10.10.10.1
3. Specify the username and the password of the router.
Figure 1 Authentication Page
If you are using the router for the first time, use the one-time username and password (by default, cisco/cisco) configured for the router.
4. Click Log In.
The Cisco CP Express launches and is ready for use. With the one-time user present, you get redirected to the Wizard page with the prompt to create a new user.
CAUTION: This step is mandatory as it is crucial to retain access to the router. The one-time user will be automatically removed at this stage.
Enter the username/password for the new user to be created, and click Ok. You will be prompted a second time to enter the username/password of the new user just created.
The Quick Setup Wizard & Advanced Setup choice page appears:
The Quick Setup Wizard is highly recommended, as it helps to bring up the device with basic configuration. The Advanced Settings option takes you to the Landing page displayed later in this document. Click on the Quick Setup Wizard to begin a quick and easy WAN/LAN setup wizard. The Welcome screen appears:
Read through the Before you begin notes to make sure you have all of the information you need. When you are ready to begin, click Get Started. The Basic Settings screen appears:
Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk (*). Continue through the various screens by clicking Next to complete your basic configuration. When you are complete, the Summary screen appears:
Review your settings and if satisfied, click Submit. Once the configuration is pushed, you will be automatically redirected to the Dashboard page in the Advanced Settings section.
You can now use Cisco CP Express to configure additional features or modify existing feature configurations.
Any further changes to configuration can be done by navigating to the landing page, and choosing the feature of your choice. This is the same page that will be displayed to you once the basic configuration is present on the device:
Once you have chosen any of the Advanced Settings features, you can navigate to other features by clicking the respective icons displayed at the top of the page: