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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Adding online devices using Discover mode and legacy login

For FortiGates running FortiOS 6.4.x and earlier, the Add device wizard automatically switches to legacy login.

For FortiGates running FortiOS 7.0.0 and later, you can use the legacy login method instead of using the new authorization method. The legacy login method is useful for certain topologies where the browser popup window used by the new authorization method cannot connect to online FortiGate devices.

See also How Security Fabric authorization works.

To use the legacy login:
  1. On Device Manager, click Add Device.

    The Add Device wizard is displayed.

  2. Select Discover Device, and then toggle Use legacy login to ON.

  3. Set the following options, and click Next.
    IP Address Type the IP address of the management port for the device.
    User Name Type the username for the device.
    Password Type the password for the device.

    FortiManager connects to FortiGate and authorization proceeds.

  4. Complete the wizard. For details, see Adding online devices using Discover mode.

Adding online devices using Discover mode and legacy login

For FortiGates running FortiOS 6.4.x and earlier, the Add device wizard automatically switches to legacy login.

For FortiGates running FortiOS 7.0.0 and later, you can use the legacy login method instead of using the new authorization method. The legacy login method is useful for certain topologies where the browser popup window used by the new authorization method cannot connect to online FortiGate devices.

See also How Security Fabric authorization works.

To use the legacy login:
  1. On Device Manager, click Add Device.

    The Add Device wizard is displayed.

  2. Select Discover Device, and then toggle Use legacy login to ON.

  3. Set the following options, and click Next.
    IP Address Type the IP address of the management port for the device.
    User Name Type the username for the device.
    Password Type the password for the device.

    FortiManager connects to FortiGate and authorization proceeds.

  4. Complete the wizard. For details, see Adding online devices using Discover mode.