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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Access Points

Use AP Manager to manage FortiAP access points.

The AP Manager pane includes the following tabs:

Managed APs

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiAP devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized FortiAP devices.

Monitor

Monitor FortiAP devices and the clients connected to them.

Map view

View the locations of FortiAP devices on Google Maps. You can create a floor map, add an image of a floor map, and place the FortiAP devices on the map.

WiFi profiles

View, create, edit, and import AP profiles, SSIDs, and WIDS profiles.

The AP Manager pane allows you to manage, configure, and assign profiles to FortiAP devices. You can configure multiple profiles that can be assigned to multiple devices. Profiles are installed to devices when you install configurations to the devices.

In central management mode, WiFi templates share a common database. Templates can be applied to any device, regardless of which FortiGate controller it is connected to. In per-device mode, all FortiAP devices and WiFi templates (SSIDs, WIDS profiles, and AP profiles) are managed at the device level – there are no shared objects. The monitor and map view tabs will only show information for FortiAP devices connected to the selected FortiGate controller. The mode can be changed by editing the ADOM that contains the FortiGate controllers (Creating ADOMs).

The following steps provide an overview of using AP management to configure and install profiles:

  1. Create AP profiles.

    See WiFi profiles.

  2. Assign profiles to FortiAP devices.

    See Assigning profiles to FortiAP devices.

  3. Install FortiAP profiles to devices.

    On the Device Manager pane, select the FortiGate device that controls the FortiAP device, then select Install > Install Config from the toolbar, and follow the prompts in the wizard. See Configuring a device.

Access Points

Use AP Manager to manage FortiAP access points.

The AP Manager pane includes the following tabs:

Managed APs

Displays unauthorized and authorized FortiAP devices. You can view, authorize, and edit authorized FortiAP devices.

Monitor

Monitor FortiAP devices and the clients connected to them.

Map view

View the locations of FortiAP devices on Google Maps. You can create a floor map, add an image of a floor map, and place the FortiAP devices on the map.

WiFi profiles

View, create, edit, and import AP profiles, SSIDs, and WIDS profiles.

The AP Manager pane allows you to manage, configure, and assign profiles to FortiAP devices. You can configure multiple profiles that can be assigned to multiple devices. Profiles are installed to devices when you install configurations to the devices.

In central management mode, WiFi templates share a common database. Templates can be applied to any device, regardless of which FortiGate controller it is connected to. In per-device mode, all FortiAP devices and WiFi templates (SSIDs, WIDS profiles, and AP profiles) are managed at the device level – there are no shared objects. The monitor and map view tabs will only show information for FortiAP devices connected to the selected FortiGate controller. The mode can be changed by editing the ADOM that contains the FortiGate controllers (Creating ADOMs).

The following steps provide an overview of using AP management to configure and install profiles:

  1. Create AP profiles.

    See WiFi profiles.

  2. Assign profiles to FortiAP devices.

    See Assigning profiles to FortiAP devices.

  3. Install FortiAP profiles to devices.

    On the Device Manager pane, select the FortiGate device that controls the FortiAP device, then select Install > Install Config from the toolbar, and follow the prompts in the wizard. See Configuring a device.