FortiManager can authorize unknown APs that are connected to a managed FortiGate.
To authorize unknown APs:
- Enable JSON API access to Read-Write. See To enable read-write JSON API access.
You must enable JSON API access to Read-Write to authorize unknown FortiAP devices.
- Go to AP Manager.
- In the tree menu, go to Device & Groups > Managed FortiGate (#), and select the FortiGate that contains the unknown FortiAP devices to be authorized. Alternatively, you can select a device in a group, see FortiAP groups.
- Select the unknown FortiAP devices and either click More > Authorize from the toolbar, or right-click and select Authorize. Allow a few moments for the APs to authorize.
- Select the APs and click More > Refresh.
The APs are now online and displayed.