Sophos UTM: How to reboot specific Sophos Access Point

From within WebAdmin of UTM, you cannot reboot an accesspoint, from SSH it’s possible via the AWETOOL command:

  1. Log into the command line interface (CLI) as follow:
    1. Enter the user-name: loginuser
    2. Enter loginuser password
    3. Type su for superuser
    4. Enter root password
  2. Type the following command to connect to the Access Point’s console from the UTM’s console:awetoolNote: The above command can be used only after successful login with root user.
  3. The following screen appears:Some user may need to select Add firewall rule to allow SSH traffic to the access point
  4. Select option 1 to list the available APs.
  5. Select the AP you would like to reboot.
  6. Click on Ok.
  7. The below screen appears, type there y to connect to the AP.
  8. You’re now connected to the AP.
  9. Type the command to reboot to restart the AP



  1. Jack

    Very nice. I’m puzzling how I can implement this as a cron job. Because with the graphical interface of awetool i can only get ahead in the active command line at the moment. Do you have an idea?

    1. Martin (Post author)

      Sorry no, all I ever found was this 🙂

      Regards Martin


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