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Threat feed connectors per VDOM

When multi-VDOM mode is enabled, a threat feed external connector can be defined in global or within a VDOM. Global threat feeds can be used in any VDOM, but cannot be edited within the VDOM. FortiGuard category and domain name-based external feeds have an added category number field to identify the threat feed. The threat feed name in global must start with g-. Threat feed names in VDOMs cannot start with g-.

FortiGuard category and domain name-based external feed entries must have a number assigned to them that ranges from 192 to 221. This number can be assigned to both external feed types. However, when a category number is used under a global entry, such as 192 with the name g-cat-192, this category number cannot be used in any other global or VDOM entries. If a category is used under a VDOM entry, such as 192 under VDOM1 with the name cat-192, the category 192 can be used in another VDOM or root with the name cat-192.

A thread feed connector can only be used in profiles in the VDOM that it was created in. Global connectors can be used in all VDOMs.

Each VDOM can have a maximum of 256 thread feed entries. But in total, a FortiGate can only have 511 thread feed entries.

To configure an external threat feed connector under global in the GUI:
  1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
  2. In the Threat Feeds section, click FortiGuard Category.
  3. Enter a name that begins with g-.
  4. Configure the other settings as needed.
  5. Click OK.
To configure an external threat feed connector under global in the CLI:
config global 
    config system external-resource
        edit "g-category"
            set status enable
            set type category
            set category 192
            set comments ''
            set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-FDGCategory.txt"
            set refresh-rate 5
        next
    end
end
To configure an external threat feed connector under a VDOM in the GUI:
  1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
  2. In the Threat Feeds section, click Domain Name.
  3. Enter a name that does not begin with g-.
  4. Configure the other settings as needed.
  5. Click OK. The threat feed connector created under global also appears, but it is not editable.

To configure an external threat feed connector under a VDOM in the CLI:
config vdom
    edit vd1 
        config system external-resource
            edit "vd1-domain"
                set status enable
                set type domain
                set category 193
                set comments ''
                set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-Domain.txt"
                set refresh-rate 5
            next
        end
    next
end
To use an IP address threat feed in a policy in the GUI:
  1. Configure an IP address connector in global:
    1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
    2. In the Threat Feeds section, click IP Address.
    3. Enter a name that begins with g-.
    4. Configure the other settings as needed.
    5. Click OK.
  2. Configure an IP address connector in the VDOM (vd1):
    1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
    2. In the Threat Feeds section, click IP Address.
    3. Enter a name that does not begin with g-.
    4. Configure the other settings as needed.
    5. Click OK. The threat feed connectors created under global also appear, but they are not editable.

  3. Configure the firewall policy in the VDOM (vd1):
    1. Go to Policy & Objects > Firewall Policy and click Create New.
    2. For Destination, select vd1-address. Since this policy is configured under vd1, g-address can also be set as the destination.

    3. Configure the other settings as needed.
    4. Click OK.
To use an IP address threat feed in a policy in the CLI:
  1. Configure the IP address connectors:
    config global
        config system external-resource
            edit "g-address"
                set status enable
                set type address
                set username ''
                set comments ''
                set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-IP.txt"
                set refresh-rate 5
            next
        end
    end
    config vdom
        edit vd1
            config system external-resource
                edit "vd1-address"
                    set status enable
                    set type address
                    set comments ''
                    set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-IP.txt"
                    set user-agent "curl/7.58.0"
                    set refresh-rate 5
                next
            end
        next
    end
    
  2. In the VDOM, configure a firewall policy with the external address as the destination address:
    config vdom
        edit vd1 
            config firewall policy
                edit 1
                    set name "test"
                    set srcintf "port10"
                    set dstintf "port9"
                    set srcaddr "all"
                    set dstaddr "vd1-address"
                    set action accept
                    set schedule "always"
                    set service "ALL"
                    set profile-protocol-options "protocol"
                    set nat enable
                next
            end
        next
    end

    Note

    Since this firewall policy is configured under vd1, g-address can also be set as the dstaddr.

Threat feed connectors per VDOM

When multi-VDOM mode is enabled, a threat feed external connector can be defined in global or within a VDOM. Global threat feeds can be used in any VDOM, but cannot be edited within the VDOM. FortiGuard category and domain name-based external feeds have an added category number field to identify the threat feed. The threat feed name in global must start with g-. Threat feed names in VDOMs cannot start with g-.

FortiGuard category and domain name-based external feed entries must have a number assigned to them that ranges from 192 to 221. This number can be assigned to both external feed types. However, when a category number is used under a global entry, such as 192 with the name g-cat-192, this category number cannot be used in any other global or VDOM entries. If a category is used under a VDOM entry, such as 192 under VDOM1 with the name cat-192, the category 192 can be used in another VDOM or root with the name cat-192.

A thread feed connector can only be used in profiles in the VDOM that it was created in. Global connectors can be used in all VDOMs.

Each VDOM can have a maximum of 256 thread feed entries. But in total, a FortiGate can only have 511 thread feed entries.

To configure an external threat feed connector under global in the GUI:
  1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
  2. In the Threat Feeds section, click FortiGuard Category.
  3. Enter a name that begins with g-.
  4. Configure the other settings as needed.
  5. Click OK.
To configure an external threat feed connector under global in the CLI:
config global 
    config system external-resource
        edit "g-category"
            set status enable
            set type category
            set category 192
            set comments ''
            set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-FDGCategory.txt"
            set refresh-rate 5
        next
    end
end
To configure an external threat feed connector under a VDOM in the GUI:
  1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
  2. In the Threat Feeds section, click Domain Name.
  3. Enter a name that does not begin with g-.
  4. Configure the other settings as needed.
  5. Click OK. The threat feed connector created under global also appears, but it is not editable.

To configure an external threat feed connector under a VDOM in the CLI:
config vdom
    edit vd1 
        config system external-resource
            edit "vd1-domain"
                set status enable
                set type domain
                set category 193
                set comments ''
                set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-Domain.txt"
                set refresh-rate 5
            next
        end
    next
end
To use an IP address threat feed in a policy in the GUI:
  1. Configure an IP address connector in global:
    1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
    2. In the Threat Feeds section, click IP Address.
    3. Enter a name that begins with g-.
    4. Configure the other settings as needed.
    5. Click OK.
  2. Configure an IP address connector in the VDOM (vd1):
    1. Go to Security Fabric > External Connectors and click Create New.
    2. In the Threat Feeds section, click IP Address.
    3. Enter a name that does not begin with g-.
    4. Configure the other settings as needed.
    5. Click OK. The threat feed connectors created under global also appear, but they are not editable.

  3. Configure the firewall policy in the VDOM (vd1):
    1. Go to Policy & Objects > Firewall Policy and click Create New.
    2. For Destination, select vd1-address. Since this policy is configured under vd1, g-address can also be set as the destination.

    3. Configure the other settings as needed.
    4. Click OK.
To use an IP address threat feed in a policy in the CLI:
  1. Configure the IP address connectors:
    config global
        config system external-resource
            edit "g-address"
                set status enable
                set type address
                set username ''
                set comments ''
                set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-IP.txt"
                set refresh-rate 5
            next
        end
    end
    config vdom
        edit vd1
            config system external-resource
                edit "vd1-address"
                    set status enable
                    set type address
                    set comments ''
                    set resource "http://172.16.200.55/external-resource-test/513-IP.txt"
                    set user-agent "curl/7.58.0"
                    set refresh-rate 5
                next
            end
        next
    end
    
  2. In the VDOM, configure a firewall policy with the external address as the destination address:
    config vdom
        edit vd1 
            config firewall policy
                edit 1
                    set name "test"
                    set srcintf "port10"
                    set dstintf "port9"
                    set srcaddr "all"
                    set dstaddr "vd1-address"
                    set action accept
                    set schedule "always"
                    set service "ALL"
                    set profile-protocol-options "protocol"
                    set nat enable
                next
            end
        next
    end

    Note

    Since this firewall policy is configured under vd1, g-address can also be set as the dstaddr.