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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Object database and devices

FortiManager includes an object database to store all of the objects that you create. You can use the objects in the following panes and apply the objects to devices:

  • Policy & Objects
  • AP Manager
  • VPN Manager
  • FortiClient Manager
  • FortiSwitch Manager

Policy & Objects

The Policy & Objects pane contains all of your global and local policy packages and objects as well as configuration revisions. Objects created for the Policy & Objects pane are stored in the objects database. See Firewall Policy & Objects.

AP Manager

The AP Manager pane lets you view and configure FortiAP access points as well as FortiExtender wireless WAN extenders. Objects created for the AP Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See Access Points.

VPN Manager

The VPN Manager pane lets you centrally manage IPsec VPN and SSL-VPN settings. Objects created for the VPN Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See VPN.

FortiClient Manager

The FortiClient Manager pane lets you manage FortiClient profiles and monitor FortiClient endpoints that are registered to FortiGate devices. Objects created for the FortiClient Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See Endpoint Compliance.

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager pane lets you manage and monitor FortiSwitch devices, and configure FortiSwitch templates and VLANs. Objects created for the FortiSwitch Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See FortiSwitch Manager.

Object database and devices

FortiManager includes an object database to store all of the objects that you create. You can use the objects in the following panes and apply the objects to devices:

  • Policy & Objects
  • AP Manager
  • VPN Manager
  • FortiClient Manager
  • FortiSwitch Manager

Policy & Objects

The Policy & Objects pane contains all of your global and local policy packages and objects as well as configuration revisions. Objects created for the Policy & Objects pane are stored in the objects database. See Firewall Policy & Objects.

AP Manager

The AP Manager pane lets you view and configure FortiAP access points as well as FortiExtender wireless WAN extenders. Objects created for the AP Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See Access Points.

VPN Manager

The VPN Manager pane lets you centrally manage IPsec VPN and SSL-VPN settings. Objects created for the VPN Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See VPN.

FortiClient Manager

The FortiClient Manager pane lets you manage FortiClient profiles and monitor FortiClient endpoints that are registered to FortiGate devices. Objects created for the FortiClient Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See Endpoint Compliance.

FortiSwitch Manager

The FortiSwitch Manager pane lets you manage and monitor FortiSwitch devices, and configure FortiSwitch templates and VLANs. Objects created for the FortiSwitch Manager pane are stored in the objects database. See FortiSwitch Manager.