Fortinet black logo

Administration Guide

Configuring devices to use the built-in FDS

After enabling and configuring the FortiManager system’s built-in FDS, you can configure devices to use the built-in FDS by providing the FortiManager system’s IP address and configured port as their override server.

Devices are not required to be authorized by FortiManager in Device Manager to use the built-in FDS for FortiGuard updates and services.

Some settings must be first configured on FortiManager before it can act as the FDS. After configuring FortiManager settings, the procedures for configuring devices to use the built-in FDS vary by device type. See the documentation available for your device for more information.

Prerequisite configuration of FortiManager:
  • FortiGate Updates and/or Web Filtering must be enabled on the management interface used by devices connecting to FortiManager for FDS services. See Service Access in Configuring network interfaces.
  • The types of FDN services that you want to provide through your FortiManager system’s built-in FDS are enabled as needed in FortiGuard settings. See Connecting the built-in FDS to the FDN and Settings.

If you are connecting a device to a FortiManager system’s built-in FDS, some types of updates, such as antivirus engine updates, require you to enable SSH and HTTPS Administrative Access on the network interface which will receive push updates. See Network for details.

Related information:

After enabling and configuring the FortiManager system’s built-in FDS, you can configure devices to use the built-in FDS by providing the FortiManager system’s IP address and configured port as their override server.

Devices are not required to be authorized by FortiManager in Device Manager to use the built-in FDS for FortiGuard updates and services.

Some settings must be first configured on FortiManager before it can act as the FDS. After configuring FortiManager settings, the procedures for configuring devices to use the built-in FDS vary by device type. See the documentation available for your device for more information.

Prerequisite configuration of FortiManager:
  • FortiGate Updates and/or Web Filtering must be enabled on the management interface used by devices connecting to FortiManager for FDS services. See Service Access in Configuring network interfaces.
  • The types of FDN services that you want to provide through your FortiManager system’s built-in FDS are enabled as needed in FortiGuard settings. See Connecting the built-in FDS to the FDN and Settings.

If you are connecting a device to a FortiManager system’s built-in FDS, some types of updates, such as antivirus engine updates, require you to enable SSH and HTTPS Administrative Access on the network interface which will receive push updates. See Network for details.

Related information: