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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Authorizing unknown APs

FortiManager can authorize unknown APs that are connected to a managed FortiGate.

To authorize unknown APs:
  1. 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.

  2. Go to AP Manager.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. Select the APs and click More > Refresh.

    The APs are now online and displayed.

Authorizing unknown APs

FortiManager can authorize unknown APs that are connected to a managed FortiGate.

To authorize unknown APs:
  1. 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.

  2. Go to AP Manager.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.
  5. Select the APs and click More > Refresh.

    The APs are now online and displayed.