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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Fabric connectors for AWS

With FortiManager, you can create a fabric connector for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and then import address names from AWS to automatically create dynamic objects that you can use in policies. When you install the policies to one or more FortiGate units, FortiGate uses the information to communicate with AWS and dynamically populate the objects with IP addresses. Fortinet SDN Connector is not required for this configuration.

Requirements:

  • FortiManager 5.6 or later ADOM
  • FortiGate is managed by FortiManager
  • The managed FortiGate unit is configured to work with AWS

Following is a high-level overview of the configuration procedure:

  1. In FortiManager, ensure that you are using a 5.6 or later ADOM.
  2. Create a fabric connector object for AWS. See Configuring fabric connectors.
  3. Import address names from AWS to the fabric connector object. See Importing address names to fabric connectors.

    The address names are imported and converted to firewall address objects. The objects do not yet include IP addresses. The objects are displayed on the Firewall Objects > Addresses pane.

  4. In the policy package in which you will be creating the new policy, create an IPv4 policy and include the firewall address objects for AWS. See IP policies.
  5. Install the policy package to FortiGate. See Install a policy package.

    FortiGate communicates with AWS to dynamically populate the firewall address objects with IP addresses.

If the filter names change in AWS after you import them to FortiManager, you must modify the filter again.

Fabric connectors for AWS

With FortiManager, you can create a fabric connector for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and then import address names from AWS to automatically create dynamic objects that you can use in policies. When you install the policies to one or more FortiGate units, FortiGate uses the information to communicate with AWS and dynamically populate the objects with IP addresses. Fortinet SDN Connector is not required for this configuration.

Requirements:

  • FortiManager 5.6 or later ADOM
  • FortiGate is managed by FortiManager
  • The managed FortiGate unit is configured to work with AWS

Following is a high-level overview of the configuration procedure:

  1. In FortiManager, ensure that you are using a 5.6 or later ADOM.
  2. Create a fabric connector object for AWS. See Configuring fabric connectors.
  3. Import address names from AWS to the fabric connector object. See Importing address names to fabric connectors.

    The address names are imported and converted to firewall address objects. The objects do not yet include IP addresses. The objects are displayed on the Firewall Objects > Addresses pane.

  4. In the policy package in which you will be creating the new policy, create an IPv4 policy and include the firewall address objects for AWS. See IP policies.
  5. Install the policy package to FortiGate. See Install a policy package.

    FortiGate communicates with AWS to dynamically populate the firewall address objects with IP addresses.

If the filter names change in AWS after you import them to FortiManager, you must modify the filter again.