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Administration Guide

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Menus

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If you believe your FortiGate model supports a menu that does not appear in the GUI, go to System > Feature Visibility and ensure the feature is enabled. For more information, see Feature visibility.

The GUI contains the following main menus, which provide access to configuration options for most FortiOS features:

Dashboard

The dashboard displays various widgets that display important system information and allow you to configure some system options.

For more information, see Dashboards and widgets.

Security Fabric

Access the physical topology, logical topology, automation, and settings of the Fortinet Security Fabric.

For more information, see Fortinet Security Fabric.

Network

Options for networking, including configuring system interfaces and routing options.

For more information, see Network.

System

Configure system settings, such as administrators, FortiGuard, and certificates.

For more information, see System.

Policy & Objects

Configure firewall policies, protocol options, and supporting content for policies, including schedules, firewall addresses, and traffic shapers.

For more information, see Policy and Objects.

Security Profiles

Configure your FortiGate's security features, including Antivirus, Web Filter, and Application Control.

For more information, see Security Profiles.

VPN

Configure options for IPsec and SSL virtual private networks (VPNs).

For more information, see IPsec VPNs and SSL VPN.

User & Authetication

Configure user accounts, groups, and authentication methods, including external authentication and single sign-on (SSO).

WiFi & Switch Controller

Configure the unit to act as a wireless network controller, managing the wireless Access Point (AP) functionality of FortiWiFi and FortiAP units.

On certain FortiGate models, this menu has additional features allowing for FortiSwitch units to be managed by the FortiGate.

For more information, see Wireless configuration and Switch Controller.

Log & Report

Configure logging and alert email as well as reports.

For more information, see Log and Report.

Menus

note icon

If you believe your FortiGate model supports a menu that does not appear in the GUI, go to System > Feature Visibility and ensure the feature is enabled. For more information, see Feature visibility.

The GUI contains the following main menus, which provide access to configuration options for most FortiOS features:

Dashboard

The dashboard displays various widgets that display important system information and allow you to configure some system options.

For more information, see Dashboards and widgets.

Security Fabric

Access the physical topology, logical topology, automation, and settings of the Fortinet Security Fabric.

For more information, see Fortinet Security Fabric.

Network

Options for networking, including configuring system interfaces and routing options.

For more information, see Network.

System

Configure system settings, such as administrators, FortiGuard, and certificates.

For more information, see System.

Policy & Objects

Configure firewall policies, protocol options, and supporting content for policies, including schedules, firewall addresses, and traffic shapers.

For more information, see Policy and Objects.

Security Profiles

Configure your FortiGate's security features, including Antivirus, Web Filter, and Application Control.

For more information, see Security Profiles.

VPN

Configure options for IPsec and SSL virtual private networks (VPNs).

For more information, see IPsec VPNs and SSL VPN.

User & Authetication

Configure user accounts, groups, and authentication methods, including external authentication and single sign-on (SSO).

WiFi & Switch Controller

Configure the unit to act as a wireless network controller, managing the wireless Access Point (AP) functionality of FortiWiFi and FortiAP units.

On certain FortiGate models, this menu has additional features allowing for FortiSwitch units to be managed by the FortiGate.

For more information, see Wireless configuration and Switch Controller.

Log & Report

Configure logging and alert email as well as reports.

For more information, see Log and Report.