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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

GUI overview

When you log into the FortiManager GUI, the following home page of tiles is displayed:

Select one of the following tiles to display the respective pane. The available tiles vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Device Manager

Manage devices, VDOMs, groups, firmware images, device licenses, and scripts. You can also configure system, threat weight, and Certificate templates, and view real-time monitor data. See Firewall Devices.

Policy & Objects

Configure policy packages and objects. For more information, see Firewall Policy & Objects.

AP Manager

Configure and manage FortiAP access points. For more information, see Access Points.

FortiClient Manager

Manage FortiClient profiles and monitor FortiClient endpoints that are registered to FortiGate devices. See Endpoint Compliance.

VPN Manager

Configure and manage VPN connections. You can create VPN topologies and managed/external gateways. For more information, see VPN.

Fabric View

Configure fabric connectors and view Security Fabric Ratings. See Fabric View.

FortiGuard

Manage communication between devices and the FortiManager using the FortiGuard protocol. See Device Firmware and Security Updates.

FortiSwitch Manager

Configure and manage FortiSwitch devices. For more information, see FortiSwitch Manager.

SOC

View device status information in real-time. When FortiAnalyzer features are enabled, FortiView and additional predefined SOC Monitor dashboards are available. See SOC Monitoring

Log View

View logs for managed devices. You can display, download, import, and delete logs on this page. You can also define custom views and create log groups.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

Incidents & Events

Configure and view events for logging devices.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

Reports

Generate reports. You can also configure report templates, schedules, and output profiles, and manage charts and datasets.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

System Settings

Configure system settings such as network interfaces, administrators, system time, server settings, and others. You can also perform maintenance and firmware operations. See System Settings.

The top-right corner of the home page includes a variety of possible selections:

HA status

If HA is enabled, the status is shown.

ADOM

If ADOMs are enabled, the required ADOM can be selected from the dropdown list.

If enabled, ADOMs can also be locked or unlocked.

The ADOMs available from the ADOM menu will vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Full Screen

Click to view only the content pane in the browser window. See Full-screen mode.

Help

Click to open the FortiManager online help, or view the About information for your device (Product, Version, and Build Number).

CLI Console

Click the CLI Console icon on the right side of the banner on any page.

The CLI console is a terminal window that enables you to configure the FortiManager unit using CLI commands directly from the GUI, without making a separate SSH, or local console connection to access the CLI.

When using the CLI console, you are logged in with the same administrator account that you used to access the GUI. You can enter commands by typing them, or you can copy and paste commands into or out of the console.

Click Detach in the CLI Console toolbar to open the console in a separate window.

Note: The CLI Console requires that your web browser support JavaScript.

Notification

Click to display a list of notifications. Select a notification from the list to take action on the issue.

admin

Click to change the password or log out of the GUI.

GUI overview

When you log into the FortiManager GUI, the following home page of tiles is displayed:

Select one of the following tiles to display the respective pane. The available tiles vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Device Manager

Manage devices, VDOMs, groups, firmware images, device licenses, and scripts. You can also configure system, threat weight, and Certificate templates, and view real-time monitor data. See Firewall Devices.

Policy & Objects

Configure policy packages and objects. For more information, see Firewall Policy & Objects.

AP Manager

Configure and manage FortiAP access points. For more information, see Access Points.

FortiClient Manager

Manage FortiClient profiles and monitor FortiClient endpoints that are registered to FortiGate devices. See Endpoint Compliance.

VPN Manager

Configure and manage VPN connections. You can create VPN topologies and managed/external gateways. For more information, see VPN.

Fabric View

Configure fabric connectors and view Security Fabric Ratings. See Fabric View.

FortiGuard

Manage communication between devices and the FortiManager using the FortiGuard protocol. See Device Firmware and Security Updates.

FortiSwitch Manager

Configure and manage FortiSwitch devices. For more information, see FortiSwitch Manager.

SOC

View device status information in real-time. When FortiAnalyzer features are enabled, FortiView and additional predefined SOC Monitor dashboards are available. See SOC Monitoring

Log View

View logs for managed devices. You can display, download, import, and delete logs on this page. You can also define custom views and create log groups.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

Incidents & Events

Configure and view events for logging devices.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

Reports

Generate reports. You can also configure report templates, schedules, and output profiles, and manage charts and datasets.

This pane is only available when FortiAnalyzer features are enabled.

System Settings

Configure system settings such as network interfaces, administrators, system time, server settings, and others. You can also perform maintenance and firmware operations. See System Settings.

The top-right corner of the home page includes a variety of possible selections:

HA status

If HA is enabled, the status is shown.

ADOM

If ADOMs are enabled, the required ADOM can be selected from the dropdown list.

If enabled, ADOMs can also be locked or unlocked.

The ADOMs available from the ADOM menu will vary depending on the privileges of the current user.

Full Screen

Click to view only the content pane in the browser window. See Full-screen mode.

Help

Click to open the FortiManager online help, or view the About information for your device (Product, Version, and Build Number).

CLI Console

Click the CLI Console icon on the right side of the banner on any page.

The CLI console is a terminal window that enables you to configure the FortiManager unit using CLI commands directly from the GUI, without making a separate SSH, or local console connection to access the CLI.

When using the CLI console, you are logged in with the same administrator account that you used to access the GUI. You can enter commands by typing them, or you can copy and paste commands into or out of the console.

Click Detach in the CLI Console toolbar to open the console in a separate window.

Note: The CLI Console requires that your web browser support JavaScript.

Notification

Click to display a list of notifications. Select a notification from the list to take action on the issue.

admin

Click to change the password or log out of the GUI.