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Administration Guide

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Import and export data

Importing and exporting data allows you to leverage information across products, manipulate data outside your software or restore archived data. Import and export methods vary greatly depending on the type and location of the data. Review the tables below for information on import and export types and links to corresponding instructions.

Import types

Type

Definition

Import archived data

FortiNAC periodically archives and purges data from the database. Use this import to retrieve archived data for review.

Import hosts, users or devices

Allows you to import hosts, users with associated hardware, devices and IP Phones.

Import an administrator

Allows you to import data for administrators.

CLI import tool

A command line tool that allows you to import lists of devices by type into a selected container in the Topology.

Import port descriptions

Allows you to import port descriptions into the Topology from a .csv file.

Import IP ranges

Allows you to import ranges of IP addresses into the access point management configuration view.

Import portal content

Allows you to import previously exported portal pages.

Bulk guest import

Allows you to import guest data from a text file to be used when creating bulk accounts.

Export types

Type

Definitions

Export data

Allows you to export data from table views in FortiNAC.

Add a custom report

After generating a custom report, you can export the data it contains.

Device identity

Allows you to export the results of a Device Identity search.

Conference accounts

Guest/contractor account views that allow you to export the data displayed.

Create bulk or multiple accounts

Create guest/contractor accounts

Export portal content

Allows you to export portal pages configured with the portal configuration content editor.

License Information

Allows you to export data from the License Usage dialog. Click on the number in the In Use column on the License Information panel to open License Usage dialog. Export options are displayed at the bottom of the window.

Import and export data

Importing and exporting data allows you to leverage information across products, manipulate data outside your software or restore archived data. Import and export methods vary greatly depending on the type and location of the data. Review the tables below for information on import and export types and links to corresponding instructions.

Import types

Type

Definition

Import archived data

FortiNAC periodically archives and purges data from the database. Use this import to retrieve archived data for review.

Import hosts, users or devices

Allows you to import hosts, users with associated hardware, devices and IP Phones.

Import an administrator

Allows you to import data for administrators.

CLI import tool

A command line tool that allows you to import lists of devices by type into a selected container in the Topology.

Import port descriptions

Allows you to import port descriptions into the Topology from a .csv file.

Import IP ranges

Allows you to import ranges of IP addresses into the access point management configuration view.

Import portal content

Allows you to import previously exported portal pages.

Bulk guest import

Allows you to import guest data from a text file to be used when creating bulk accounts.

Export types

Type

Definitions

Export data

Allows you to export data from table views in FortiNAC.

Add a custom report

After generating a custom report, you can export the data it contains.

Device identity

Allows you to export the results of a Device Identity search.

Conference accounts

Guest/contractor account views that allow you to export the data displayed.

Create bulk or multiple accounts

Create guest/contractor accounts

Export portal content

Allows you to export portal pages configured with the portal configuration content editor.

License Information

Allows you to export data from the License Usage dialog. Click on the number in the In Use column on the License Information panel to open License Usage dialog. Export options are displayed at the bottom of the window.