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Add a local administrator

By default, FortiGate has one super admin named admin. You can create more administrator accounts with different privileges.

To create an administrator account in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > Administrators.
  2. Select Create New > Administrator.
  3. Specify the Username.
    Note

    Do not use the characters < > ( ) # " ' in the administrator username.

    Using these characters in an administrator username might have a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

  4. Set Type to Local User.
  5. Set the password and other fields.
  6. Click OK.
To create an administrator account in the CLI:
config system admin
    edit <admin_name>
        set accprofile <profile_name>
        set vdom <vdom_name>
        set password <password for this admin>
    next
end

Add a local administrator

By default, FortiGate has one super admin named admin. You can create more administrator accounts with different privileges.

To create an administrator account in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > Administrators.
  2. Select Create New > Administrator.
  3. Specify the Username.
    Note

    Do not use the characters < > ( ) # " ' in the administrator username.

    Using these characters in an administrator username might have a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.

  4. Set Type to Local User.
  5. Set the password and other fields.
  6. Click OK.
To create an administrator account in the CLI:
config system admin
    edit <admin_name>
        set accprofile <profile_name>
        set vdom <vdom_name>
        set password <password for this admin>
    next
end