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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

FortiManager Setup wizard

When you log in to FortiManager, the FortiManager Setup wizard is displayed to help you set up FortiManager by performing the following actions: 

  • Registering with FortiCare and enabling FortiCare single sign-on
  • Specifying the hostname
  • Changing your password
  • Upgrading firmware (when applicable)

You can choose whether to complete some actions in the wizard now or later.

Note

The FortiManager Setup wizard requires you to complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

When actions are complete, a green checkmark displays beside them in the wizard, and the wizard no longer displays after you log in to FortiManager.

This topic describes how to use the FortiManager Setup wizard.

To use the FortiManager setup wizard:
  1. Log in to FortiManager.

    The FortiManager Setup dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Begin to start the setup process now.
  3. When prompted, register with FortiCare and enable FortiCare single sign-on. You must complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

    1. In the Account ID/Email box, type your FortiCare account ID or email.
      If you do not yet have a FortiCare account, click Register to create a new account.
    2. In the Password box, type your FortiCare password.
      If you have forgotten your FortiCare password, click Forgot your password to proceed through the password recovery process.
    3. Select your Country/Region and Reseller from the dropdown fields.
    4. Set the FortiCloud Single Sign-On toggle to the ON or OFF position to enable or disable FortiCloud SSO sign on.
    5. Click Next.
  4. When prompted, specify the hostname.

    1. In the Hostname box, type a hostname.
    2. Click Next.
  5. When prompted, change your password.

    1. In the New Password box, type the new password.
    2. In the Confirm Password box, type the new password again.
    3. Click Next.
  6. When prompted, upgrade your firmware.
    When a new version is available for your device on FortiGuard, you can click Upgrade Now to upgrade your device.
  7. When prompted, complete the setup by clicking Finish.

    You are logged in to FortiManager.

FortiManager Setup wizard

When you log in to FortiManager, the FortiManager Setup wizard is displayed to help you set up FortiManager by performing the following actions: 

  • Registering with FortiCare and enabling FortiCare single sign-on
  • Specifying the hostname
  • Changing your password
  • Upgrading firmware (when applicable)

You can choose whether to complete some actions in the wizard now or later.

Note

The FortiManager Setup wizard requires you to complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

When actions are complete, a green checkmark displays beside them in the wizard, and the wizard no longer displays after you log in to FortiManager.

This topic describes how to use the FortiManager Setup wizard.

To use the FortiManager setup wizard:
  1. Log in to FortiManager.

    The FortiManager Setup dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Begin to start the setup process now.
  3. When prompted, register with FortiCare and enable FortiCare single sign-on. You must complete the Register with FortiCare step before you can access the FortiManager appliance or VM.

    1. In the Account ID/Email box, type your FortiCare account ID or email.
      If you do not yet have a FortiCare account, click Register to create a new account.
    2. In the Password box, type your FortiCare password.
      If you have forgotten your FortiCare password, click Forgot your password to proceed through the password recovery process.
    3. Select your Country/Region and Reseller from the dropdown fields.
    4. Set the FortiCloud Single Sign-On toggle to the ON or OFF position to enable or disable FortiCloud SSO sign on.
    5. Click Next.
  4. When prompted, specify the hostname.

    1. In the Hostname box, type a hostname.
    2. Click Next.
  5. When prompted, change your password.

    1. In the New Password box, type the new password.
    2. In the Confirm Password box, type the new password again.
    3. Click Next.
  6. When prompted, upgrade your firmware.
    When a new version is available for your device on FortiGuard, you can click Upgrade Now to upgrade your device.
  7. When prompted, complete the setup by clicking Finish.

    You are logged in to FortiManager.