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Table of Contents

CLI Reference

Connecting to the FortiManager CLI using SSH

SSH provides strong secure authentication and secure communications to the FortiManager CLI from your internal network or the internet. Once the FortiManager unit is configured to accept SSH connections, you can run an SSH client on your management computer and use this client to connect to the FortiManager CLI.

A maximum of 5 SSH connections can be open at the same time.

To connect to the CLI using SSH:
  1. Install and start an SSH client.
  2. Connect to a FortiManager interface that is configured for SSH connections.
  3. Enter a valid administrator name and press Enter.
  4. Enter the password for this administrator and press Enter.

    The FortiManager model name followed by a # is displayed.

    You have connected to the FortiManager CLI, and you can enter CLI commands.

Connecting to the FortiManager CLI using SSH

SSH provides strong secure authentication and secure communications to the FortiManager CLI from your internal network or the internet. Once the FortiManager unit is configured to accept SSH connections, you can run an SSH client on your management computer and use this client to connect to the FortiManager CLI.

A maximum of 5 SSH connections can be open at the same time.

To connect to the CLI using SSH:
  1. Install and start an SSH client.
  2. Connect to a FortiManager interface that is configured for SSH connections.
  3. Enter a valid administrator name and press Enter.
  4. Enter the password for this administrator and press Enter.

    The FortiManager model name followed by a # is displayed.

    You have connected to the FortiManager CLI, and you can enter CLI commands.