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Administration Guide

Configuring auto-backup

You can configure the FortiAuthenticator to automatically perform configuration back ups to an FTP or SFTP server.

Even though the backup file is encrypted to prevent tampering, access to the FTP server should be restricted. This configuration file backup includes both the CLI and GUI configurations of FortiAuthenticator. The backed-up information includes users, user groups, FortiToken device list, authentication client list, LDAP directory tree, FSSO settings, remote LDAP and RADIUS, and certificates.

To configure automatic backups, go to System > Administration > Config Auto-backup.

Enter the following information, and then select OK to apply the settings:

Enable configuration auto-backup Enable the configuration of automatic configuration backups.
  Frequency Select the automatic backup frequency: Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
  Backup time

Entire a time, select Now, or select the clock icon to set the scheduled time for backups to occur.

Note that this options is not available when the frequency is set to hourly.

  FTP directory Enter the FTP directory where the backup configuration files are saved to.
  FTP server Select the FTP server to which the backup configuration files are saved to. See FTP servers for information on adding FTP servers.
  Secondary FTP server Select a secondary FTP server.

Configuring auto-backup

You can configure the FortiAuthenticator to automatically perform configuration back ups to an FTP or SFTP server.

Even though the backup file is encrypted to prevent tampering, access to the FTP server should be restricted. This configuration file backup includes both the CLI and GUI configurations of FortiAuthenticator. The backed-up information includes users, user groups, FortiToken device list, authentication client list, LDAP directory tree, FSSO settings, remote LDAP and RADIUS, and certificates.

To configure automatic backups, go to System > Administration > Config Auto-backup.

Enter the following information, and then select OK to apply the settings:

Enable configuration auto-backup Enable the configuration of automatic configuration backups.
  Frequency Select the automatic backup frequency: Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
  Backup time

Entire a time, select Now, or select the clock icon to set the scheduled time for backups to occur.

Note that this options is not available when the frequency is set to hourly.

  FTP directory Enter the FTP directory where the backup configuration files are saved to.
  FTP server Select the FTP server to which the backup configuration files are saved to. See FTP servers for information on adding FTP servers.
  Secondary FTP server Select a secondary FTP server.