Would you like to learn how to Reset the pfsense to Factory Defaults configuration? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to reset to Factory Defaults the configuration of a Pfsense server in 5 minutes or less.

• Pfsense 2.4.4-p3

PFSense - Reset to the factory default configuration

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Pfsense firewall and access web interface.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The Pfsense web interface should be presented.

Pfsense login

On the prompt screen, enter the Pfsense Default Password login information.

• Username: admin
• Password: pfsense

After a successful login, you will be sent to the Pfsense Dashboard.

Pfsense dashboard

Access the Pfsense Diagnostics menu and select the Factory Defaults option.

pfsense factory defaults menu

Click on the Factory Reset button.

pfsense factory default

The following message will be presented:

• The system has been reset to factory defaults and is now rebooting. This may take a few minutes, depending on the hardware.

Congratulations! You have reseted the Pfsense server configuration to factory defaults.