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Administration Guide

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Admin users

The Admin users view displays a list of existing system users. Use this window to add, modify or delete FortiNAC users. Admin users are also network users, therefore, FortiNAC also displays them in the Users View. If you are logged in as an Admin user, you cannot delete the Admin user account that you are using.

Note

Administrator users cannot select a different admin profile for their own account. Use a second administrator account to access the administrator user and select a different admin profile.

If there are more than 1000 admin users in the database, the users are not automatically displayed. Instead, a confirmation dialog is shown asking if you would like to continue. Note that large numbers of records may load very slowly if not filtered. Choose Yes to display all admin users or No to reduce the number displayed by using the filters.

Admin Users can be accessed from Users > Admin Users or from System > Quick Start > Authentication Settings, however configuration steps point you to Users > Admin Users.

See Navigation and Filters for information on common navigation tools and data filters.

Settings

Fields used in filters are also defined in this table.

Field

Definition

Add Filter drop-down list

Allows you to select a field from the current view to filter information. Select the field from the drop-down list, and then enter the information you wish to filter. See Filters.

Update button

Displays the filtered data in the table.

Admin users

User ID

Unique alphanumeric ID for this user. Required.

First Name

User's first name.

Last  Name

User's last name. Required.

Type

Indicates the type of Admin user being created. Types include Administrator and Administrative.

Admin Profile

Admin Users must have an associated Admin Profile that provides them with permissions for features in FortiNAC. Click the link in the Admin Users table for the selected user to go to the profile displayed. See Admin profiles.

Auth Type

Authentication method used for this Admin user. Types include:

  • Local — Validates the user to a database on the local (Undefined variable: User_Guide.ProductAbbrev) appliance.
  • LDAP — Validates the user to a directory database. FortiNAC uses the LDAP protocol to communicate to an organization’s directory.
  • RADIUS — Validates the user to a RADIUS server.

E-mail

E-mail address used to send system notifications associated with features such as alarms or profiled devices.

Phone

Optional demographic information.

Address

City

State

Postal Code

Title

Mobile Number

Mobile Phone number used for sending SMS messages to administrators.

Mobile Provider

Mobile provider for the mobile phone number entered in the previous field. Used to send SMS messages to administrators. This field also displays the format of the SMS address that will be used to send the message. For example, if the provider is US Cellular, the format is xxxxxxxxxx@emai.uscc.net, where the x's represent the user's mobile phone number. The number is followed by the email domain of the provider's message server.

User Expires

The user is deleted from the database when the date specified here has passed. The date is automatically calculated based on the information entered when Aging is configured. The default setting for Administrator users is blank or Never Expire. Administrative Users may or may not have an expiration date depending on how the account was created. See Aging out host or user records. To configure aging see, Set user expiration date.

Note

Admin Users assigned the Administrator Profile cannot be aged out.

User Inactivity Date

Controls the number of days a User is authorized on the network. User is deleted from the database when the date specified here has passed. The date is continuously recalculated based on the information entered in the Days Inactive field. See Aging out host or user records.

User Inactivity Limit

Number of days the user must remain continuously inactive on the network to be removed from the database. See Aging out host or user records.

Last Login/Logout

Date of the last time the user logged into or out of the network or the FortiNAC Admin UI. This date is used to count the number of days of inactivity.

Last Modified By

User name of the last user to modify the admin user.

Last Modified Date

Date and time of the last modification to this admin user.

Right click menu options

Copy

Copy the selected User to create a new record.

Delete

Deletes the selected User.

Group Membership

Displays groups in which the selected user is a member.

Note

Admin Users are also regular Users, therefore, separate options are displayed for Admin User Groups and User Groups. Options are labeled Group Membership (User) and Group Membership (Administrator).

Groups

Displays groups in which the selected user is a member. See Group membership.

Modify

Opens the Modify User window for the selected profile.

Set Admin Profile

Allows you to modify the Admin Profile for one or more users. This also allows you to remove the "Administrator" Profile for a user without the need to first delete and then recreate the user. See Modify a user's admin profile

Set Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the user to age out of the database. See Set user expiration date.

Edit Theme

Opens the User Theme dialog and allows you to modify the look and feel of the user interface for each Admin User.

Import/Export

Import and Export options allow you to import users into the database from a CSV file or export a list of selected hosts to CSV, Excel, PDF or RTF formats. See Import admin users and Export data.

Admin users

The Admin users view displays a list of existing system users. Use this window to add, modify or delete FortiNAC users. Admin users are also network users, therefore, FortiNAC also displays them in the Users View. If you are logged in as an Admin user, you cannot delete the Admin user account that you are using.

Note

Administrator users cannot select a different admin profile for their own account. Use a second administrator account to access the administrator user and select a different admin profile.

If there are more than 1000 admin users in the database, the users are not automatically displayed. Instead, a confirmation dialog is shown asking if you would like to continue. Note that large numbers of records may load very slowly if not filtered. Choose Yes to display all admin users or No to reduce the number displayed by using the filters.

Admin Users can be accessed from Users > Admin Users or from System > Quick Start > Authentication Settings, however configuration steps point you to Users > Admin Users.

See Navigation and Filters for information on common navigation tools and data filters.

Settings

Fields used in filters are also defined in this table.

Field

Definition

Add Filter drop-down list

Allows you to select a field from the current view to filter information. Select the field from the drop-down list, and then enter the information you wish to filter. See Filters.

Update button

Displays the filtered data in the table.

Admin users

User ID

Unique alphanumeric ID for this user. Required.

First Name

User's first name.

Last  Name

User's last name. Required.

Type

Indicates the type of Admin user being created. Types include Administrator and Administrative.

Admin Profile

Admin Users must have an associated Admin Profile that provides them with permissions for features in FortiNAC. Click the link in the Admin Users table for the selected user to go to the profile displayed. See Admin profiles.

Auth Type

Authentication method used for this Admin user. Types include:

  • Local — Validates the user to a database on the local (Undefined variable: User_Guide.ProductAbbrev) appliance.
  • LDAP — Validates the user to a directory database. FortiNAC uses the LDAP protocol to communicate to an organization’s directory.
  • RADIUS — Validates the user to a RADIUS server.

E-mail

E-mail address used to send system notifications associated with features such as alarms or profiled devices.

Phone

Optional demographic information.

Address

City

State

Postal Code

Title

Mobile Number

Mobile Phone number used for sending SMS messages to administrators.

Mobile Provider

Mobile provider for the mobile phone number entered in the previous field. Used to send SMS messages to administrators. This field also displays the format of the SMS address that will be used to send the message. For example, if the provider is US Cellular, the format is xxxxxxxxxx@emai.uscc.net, where the x's represent the user's mobile phone number. The number is followed by the email domain of the provider's message server.

User Expires

The user is deleted from the database when the date specified here has passed. The date is automatically calculated based on the information entered when Aging is configured. The default setting for Administrator users is blank or Never Expire. Administrative Users may or may not have an expiration date depending on how the account was created. See Aging out host or user records. To configure aging see, Set user expiration date.

Note

Admin Users assigned the Administrator Profile cannot be aged out.

User Inactivity Date

Controls the number of days a User is authorized on the network. User is deleted from the database when the date specified here has passed. The date is continuously recalculated based on the information entered in the Days Inactive field. See Aging out host or user records.

User Inactivity Limit

Number of days the user must remain continuously inactive on the network to be removed from the database. See Aging out host or user records.

Last Login/Logout

Date of the last time the user logged into or out of the network or the FortiNAC Admin UI. This date is used to count the number of days of inactivity.

Last Modified By

User name of the last user to modify the admin user.

Last Modified Date

Date and time of the last modification to this admin user.

Right click menu options

Copy

Copy the selected User to create a new record.

Delete

Deletes the selected User.

Group Membership

Displays groups in which the selected user is a member.

Note

Admin Users are also regular Users, therefore, separate options are displayed for Admin User Groups and User Groups. Options are labeled Group Membership (User) and Group Membership (Administrator).

Groups

Displays groups in which the selected user is a member. See Group membership.

Modify

Opens the Modify User window for the selected profile.

Set Admin Profile

Allows you to modify the Admin Profile for one or more users. This also allows you to remove the "Administrator" Profile for a user without the need to first delete and then recreate the user. See Modify a user's admin profile

Set Expiration

Launches a tool to set the date and time for the user to age out of the database. See Set user expiration date.

Edit Theme

Opens the User Theme dialog and allows you to modify the look and feel of the user interface for each Admin User.

Import/Export

Import and Export options allow you to import users into the database from a CSV file or export a list of selected hosts to CSV, Excel, PDF or RTF formats. See Import admin users and Export data.