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SHA-1 authentication support (for NTPv4)

SHA-1 authentication support allows the NTP client to verify that severs are known and trusted and not intruders masquerading (accidentally or intentionally) as legitimate servers. In cryptography, SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash algorithmic function.

Note

SHA-1 authentication support is only available for NTP clients, not NTP servers.

To configure authentication on a FortiGate NTP client:
config system ntp
    set ntpsync enable
    set type custom
    set syncinterval 1
    config ntpserver
        edit "883502"
            set server "10.1.100.11"
            set authentication enable
            set key ENCi9NmcqsV3xBJvOkgIL3lFxA8mnNs2XKfB7spOQoUw4cm8FOOP0nrCbqx6rJ+om95+hVUHpaVZmepdd4KznPlAHNiuliPgPOk
            set key-id 1
        next
    end
end

Command

Description

authentication <enable | disable>

Enable/disable MD5/SHA1 authentication (default = disable).

key <passwd>

Key for MD5/SHA1 authentication. Enter a password value.

key-id <integer>

Key ID for authentication. Enter an integer value from 0 to 4294967295.

To confirm that NTP authentication is set up correctly:
# diagnose sys ntp status
synchronized: yes, ntpsync: enabled, server-mode: disabled
ipv4 server(10.1.100.11) 10.1.100.11 -- reachable(0xff) S:4 T:6 selected
server-version=4, stratum=3

If NTP authentication is set up correctly, the server version is equal to 4.

SHA-1 authentication support (for NTPv4)

SHA-1 authentication support allows the NTP client to verify that severs are known and trusted and not intruders masquerading (accidentally or intentionally) as legitimate servers. In cryptography, SHA-1 is a cryptographic hash algorithmic function.

Note

SHA-1 authentication support is only available for NTP clients, not NTP servers.

To configure authentication on a FortiGate NTP client:
config system ntp
    set ntpsync enable
    set type custom
    set syncinterval 1
    config ntpserver
        edit "883502"
            set server "10.1.100.11"
            set authentication enable
            set key ENCi9NmcqsV3xBJvOkgIL3lFxA8mnNs2XKfB7spOQoUw4cm8FOOP0nrCbqx6rJ+om95+hVUHpaVZmepdd4KznPlAHNiuliPgPOk
            set key-id 1
        next
    end
end

Command

Description

authentication <enable | disable>

Enable/disable MD5/SHA1 authentication (default = disable).

key <passwd>

Key for MD5/SHA1 authentication. Enter a password value.

key-id <integer>

Key ID for authentication. Enter an integer value from 0 to 4294967295.

To confirm that NTP authentication is set up correctly:
# diagnose sys ntp status
synchronized: yes, ntpsync: enabled, server-mode: disabled
ipv4 server(10.1.100.11) 10.1.100.11 -- reachable(0xff) S:4 T:6 selected
server-version=4, stratum=3

If NTP authentication is set up correctly, the server version is equal to 4.