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Use FortiGate to register managed FortiAP to FortiCloud 6.4.3

After authorizing a FortiAP, the administrator can register the FortiAP to FortiCloud directly from the FortiGate GUI.

The FortiAP registration status can be viewed on the Diagnostics and Tools page.

To register a FortiAP to FortiCloud when the FortiAP is authorized and online:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiAPs and right click on the FortiAP.

  2. Click Registration. This option is not available if the device is detected but not authorized.

    The Device Registration pane opens, showing the device information and its registration status.

  3. Click Register.

  4. Enter the FortiCloud account's email address and password, and select the country or region and reseller.

  5. Click Submit.

    The Registration Summary tab is shown. Registration can take 30 minutes. Once the FortiAP is registered, the FortiCloud account is listed.

  6. Click Close.

To register a FortiAP to FortiCloud when the FortiAP is authorized but offline:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiAPs and right click on the FortiAP.

  2. Click Registration. This option is not available if the device is detected but not authorized.

    The Device Registration pane opens, showing the device information and its registration status.

  3. Click Register.

  4. Enter the FortiCloud account's email address and password, and select the country or region and reseller.

  5. Click Submit.

    The Registration Summary tab is shown. The Registration status shows Waiting for device to be online.

    If the device comes online, the status changes to Registering while the device is being registered. Registration can take 30 minutes. Once the FortiAP is registered, the FortiCloud account is listed.

    If the device remains offline, the registration will eventually time out, and the status will show Timed out when waiting for device to be online and the Retry button can be clicked to try registering again.

  6. Click Close.

To view the FortiAP registration status:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiAPs and right click on the FortiAP.

  2. Click Diagnostics and Tools.

    The Registration field shows the registration status.

Use FortiGate to register managed FortiAP to FortiCloud 6.4.3

After authorizing a FortiAP, the administrator can register the FortiAP to FortiCloud directly from the FortiGate GUI.

The FortiAP registration status can be viewed on the Diagnostics and Tools page.

To register a FortiAP to FortiCloud when the FortiAP is authorized and online:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiAPs and right click on the FortiAP.

  2. Click Registration. This option is not available if the device is detected but not authorized.

    The Device Registration pane opens, showing the device information and its registration status.

  3. Click Register.

  4. Enter the FortiCloud account's email address and password, and select the country or region and reseller.

  5. Click Submit.

    The Registration Summary tab is shown. Registration can take 30 minutes. Once the FortiAP is registered, the FortiCloud account is listed.

  6. Click Close.

To register a FortiAP to FortiCloud when the FortiAP is authorized but offline:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiAPs and right click on the FortiAP.

  2. Click Registration. This option is not available if the device is detected but not authorized.

    The Device Registration pane opens, showing the device information and its registration status.

  3. Click Register.

  4. Enter the FortiCloud account's email address and password, and select the country or region and reseller.

  5. Click Submit.

    The Registration Summary tab is shown. The Registration status shows Waiting for device to be online.

    If the device comes online, the status changes to Registering while the device is being registered. Registration can take 30 minutes. Once the FortiAP is registered, the FortiCloud account is listed.

    If the device remains offline, the registration will eventually time out, and the status will show Timed out when waiting for device to be online and the Retry button can be clicked to try registering again.

  6. Click Close.

To view the FortiAP registration status:
  1. Go to WiFi & Switch Controller > Managed FortiAPs and right click on the FortiAP.

  2. Click Diagnostics and Tools.

    The Registration field shows the registration status.