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Administration Guide

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Customer defined groups

User-owned groups are typically created to associate devices, ports, IP phones or hosts. You can associate these groups with scheduled actions to perform a variety functions. Typical groups include the following:

Groups

Notes

Ports

Port groups can be used for a variety of purposes. Use the Fixed Day Task option in the Scheduler with the Disable Ports and Enable Ports actions to disable or enable ports on a date or time schedule.

You can nest port groups to make it easier to add ports to the FortiNAC owned groups, such as Forced Registration groups.

Departments,
Staff, Divisions

You can use Host groups for a variety of purposes. Use Disable Hosts and Enable Hosts on a date or time schedule with the Fixed Day Task option in the FortiNAC Scheduler.

Nest host groups to make it easier to control access over large groups of students.

Create host groups for each grade level to control each group through its own scheduled task. You can also create a host group that contains each grade level and schedule it to disable or enable the entire student population with a single task.

Administrator

This group contains administrators who can manage (disable and enable) ports or hosts contained in the associated port or host groups.

For example, place administrator "John Smith" in the Northeast Admins group. Set the Northeast Admins group to manage the "Department 1 Ports" and the "Department 1 hosts". When John Smith logs in to FortiNAC, he can find and disable any host or port in those groups. See Limit user access with groups.

Customer defined groups

User-owned groups are typically created to associate devices, ports, IP phones or hosts. You can associate these groups with scheduled actions to perform a variety functions. Typical groups include the following:

Groups

Notes

Ports

Port groups can be used for a variety of purposes. Use the Fixed Day Task option in the Scheduler with the Disable Ports and Enable Ports actions to disable or enable ports on a date or time schedule.

You can nest port groups to make it easier to add ports to the FortiNAC owned groups, such as Forced Registration groups.

Departments,
Staff, Divisions

You can use Host groups for a variety of purposes. Use Disable Hosts and Enable Hosts on a date or time schedule with the Fixed Day Task option in the FortiNAC Scheduler.

Nest host groups to make it easier to control access over large groups of students.

Create host groups for each grade level to control each group through its own scheduled task. You can also create a host group that contains each grade level and schedule it to disable or enable the entire student population with a single task.

Administrator

This group contains administrators who can manage (disable and enable) ports or hosts contained in the associated port or host groups.

For example, place administrator "John Smith" in the Northeast Admins group. Set the Northeast Admins group to manage the "Department 1 Ports" and the "Department 1 hosts". When John Smith logs in to FortiNAC, he can find and disable any host or port in those groups. See Limit user access with groups.