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Getting started with FortiGate Cloud

After activating your FortiCloud SSO account and ensuring that you have met all requirements in Requirements, go to one of the following to access FortiGate Cloud:

Region

URL

Global

https://forticloud.com

Europe

https://europe.forticloud.com

When you initially log in to the FortiGate Cloud portal, the login page displays. The login page displays all accounts that you have access to. The page lists regions that each account can access. You can also search for an account using the serial number of a FortiGate deployed on that account. Click the Access link beside the desired account.

After you access the desired account, the FortiGate Cloud portal displays the Network Overview page. You can access notifications regarding maintenance, multitenancy expiration, and unregistered devices from the FortiCloud banner at the top of the page. You can access FortiGate Cloud documentation from the ? icon on the lower banner.

The Network Overview page displays the list of devices that are currently deployed to FortiGate Cloud. From the left pane, you can access other options including templates for configuration management, scripts, reporting, and account settings features.

The following describes the portal options available from the left pane:

Option

Description

Network Overview

Network Overview displays a list of devices that are currently deployed to FortiGate Cloud. For details on actions available in Network Overview, see Network Overview.

Management

Management is divided into the following sections:

  • Manage Templates: Create device configuration templates and deploy different templates to applicable devices to simplify device management. See Manage Templates.

  • Manage Scripts: Create script files to check device status or get bulk configuration information quickly. See Manage Scripts.

Report

Create and alter report configurations and their settings. These report configurations are available for all deployed devices. See Report configurations.

Inventory

View a centralized inventory of all FortiGate and FortiWifi devices from all FortiGate Cloud instances in a domain group, regardless of datacenter. See Inventory.

Account Setting

Add and manage FortiGate Cloud administrator accounts. See To add more administrators/users:.

Add FortiGate

Add a FortiGate or FortiWiFi device to FortiGate Cloud using a FortiCloud key. See To deploy a FortiGate/FortiWifi to FortiGate Cloud using the FortiCloud key:.

FortiGate Cloud also provides the device-specific Analysis, SandBox, and Management modules. To access Analysis, SandBox, and Management, select the desired device in Network Overview, then click the desired link.

The following describes the device-specific modules available:

Option

Description

Analysis

Monitor and log your device's traffic for centralized oversight of traffic and security events. See Analysis

SandBox

Upload and analyze files that FortiGate AV marks as suspicious to Cloud Sandbox. See SandBox.

Management

Remotely manage FortiGate and FortiWiFi devices that are connected to the FortiGate Cloud service. See Management.

For details on remotely accessing a device, see To remotely access a device:.

Getting started with FortiGate Cloud

After activating your FortiCloud SSO account and ensuring that you have met all requirements in Requirements, go to one of the following to access FortiGate Cloud:

Region

URL

Global

https://forticloud.com

Europe

https://europe.forticloud.com

When you initially log in to the FortiGate Cloud portal, the login page displays. The login page displays all accounts that you have access to. The page lists regions that each account can access. You can also search for an account using the serial number of a FortiGate deployed on that account. Click the Access link beside the desired account.

After you access the desired account, the FortiGate Cloud portal displays the Network Overview page. You can access notifications regarding maintenance, multitenancy expiration, and unregistered devices from the FortiCloud banner at the top of the page. You can access FortiGate Cloud documentation from the ? icon on the lower banner.

The Network Overview page displays the list of devices that are currently deployed to FortiGate Cloud. From the left pane, you can access other options including templates for configuration management, scripts, reporting, and account settings features.

The following describes the portal options available from the left pane:

Option

Description

Network Overview

Network Overview displays a list of devices that are currently deployed to FortiGate Cloud. For details on actions available in Network Overview, see Network Overview.

Management

Management is divided into the following sections:

  • Manage Templates: Create device configuration templates and deploy different templates to applicable devices to simplify device management. See Manage Templates.

  • Manage Scripts: Create script files to check device status or get bulk configuration information quickly. See Manage Scripts.

Report

Create and alter report configurations and their settings. These report configurations are available for all deployed devices. See Report configurations.

Inventory

View a centralized inventory of all FortiGate and FortiWifi devices from all FortiGate Cloud instances in a domain group, regardless of datacenter. See Inventory.

Account Setting

Add and manage FortiGate Cloud administrator accounts. See To add more administrators/users:.

Add FortiGate

Add a FortiGate or FortiWiFi device to FortiGate Cloud using a FortiCloud key. See To deploy a FortiGate/FortiWifi to FortiGate Cloud using the FortiCloud key:.

FortiGate Cloud also provides the device-specific Analysis, SandBox, and Management modules. To access Analysis, SandBox, and Management, select the desired device in Network Overview, then click the desired link.

The following describes the device-specific modules available:

Option

Description

Analysis

Monitor and log your device's traffic for centralized oversight of traffic and security events. See Analysis

SandBox

Upload and analyze files that FortiGate AV marks as suspicious to Cloud Sandbox. See SandBox.

Management

Remotely manage FortiGate and FortiWiFi devices that are connected to the FortiGate Cloud service. See Management.

For details on remotely accessing a device, see To remotely access a device:.