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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Access Points

The AP Manager pane allows you to manage FortiAP access points that are controlled by FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. You can use AP Manager for the following modes of management:

  • Central management of managed access points
  • Per-device management of managed 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 for central management

When central management is enabled, you can view, create, edit, and import profiles. WiFi profiles share a common database. You can apply profiles to any device, regardless of which FortiGate controller it is connected to.

WiFi profiles for per-device management

When per-device management is enabled, you can change settings for each managed access point. All FortiAP devices and WiFi profiles are managed at the device level with no shared objects.

Access Points

The AP Manager pane allows you to manage FortiAP access points that are controlled by FortiGate devices that are managed by FortiManager. You can use AP Manager for the following modes of management:

  • Central management of managed access points
  • Per-device management of managed 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 for central management

When central management is enabled, you can view, create, edit, and import profiles. WiFi profiles share a common database. You can apply profiles to any device, regardless of which FortiGate controller it is connected to.

WiFi profiles for per-device management

When per-device management is enabled, you can change settings for each managed access point. All FortiAP devices and WiFi profiles are managed at the device level with no shared objects.