How to Convert Encoded Sonicwall Firewall Config File to Decode ClearText File.
Hi SonicWall Admins, Users and Customers,
You know, Sonicwall config is a encrypted config file.
Sometimes we need access to old configs, during transition process want to read old configs or we cannot access firewall and have to reset.
You can find out, how to create readable text file from encrypted config files and you can pull all information from text (except admin passwords).
you can use this option linux and mac osx. (Below screen shot taken from mac osx)
1) Convert to bas64 encrypted config file to text file with Base64 command line
2) replace "&" string to "new line string \n" from sonic-1.txt config and export new file to sonic-2.txt
3) replace "%20" (space ascii code) to " " One space character and save as sonic-2.txt to sonic-3.txt
New format screenshot: You can find all information on readable config.
I hope it will be useful for you.