Basic configuration

This topic will help you configure a few basic settings on the FortiGate as described in the Using the GUI and Using the CLI sections, including:

Configuring an interface

It is unlikely the default interface configuration will be appropriate for your environment and typically requires some effort of the administrator to use these settings, such as being physically near the FortiGate to establish a serial connection. Therefore, the first step is to configure an interface that can be used to complete the FortiGate configuration.

To configure an interface in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > Interfaces. Select an interface and click Edit.

  2. Enter an Alias.

  3. In the Address section, enter the IP/Netmask.

  4. In Administrative Access section, select the access options as n