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Setting the system time & date

You can either manually set the FortiWeb Manager system time or configure the FortiWeb Manager appliance to automatically keep its system time correct by synchronizing with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

For many features to work, including scheduling, logging, and SSL/TLS-dependent features, the FortiWeb Manager system time must be accurate.

To configure the system time:

  1. Go to System Settings > Maintenance > Time Settings. Alternatively, go to System Settings > Status > Status. In the System Information widget, in the System Time row, click Update.
  2. For Time Zone, select the time zone where FortiWeb Manager is located.
  3. If you want FortiWeb Manager to automatically synchronize its clock with an NTP server (recommended), configure these settings:
    Synchronize with NTP Server Select this option to automatically synchronize the date and time of the FortiWeb Manager appliance’s clock with an NTP server, then configure the Server and Sync Interval before you click Apply.
    Note: NTP requires that FortiWeb Manager be able to connect to the Internet on UDP port 123.
      Sync Interval Enter how often in minutes the FortiWeb Manager appliance should synchronize its time with the NTP server. For example, entering 1440 causes the FortiWeb Manager appliance to synchronize its time once a day.
      Server Type the IP address or domain name of an NTP server or pool, such as pool.ntp.org. IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are both supported here. To find a NTP server that you can use, go to http://www.ntp.org.

    Otherwise, select Set Time, then manually set the current date and time. If you want FortiWeb Manager to automatically adjust its own clock when its time zone changes between daylight saving time (DST) and standard time, enable Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes.The clock will be initialized with the manually specified time when you click OK.
  4. Click OK.
    If you manually configured the time, or if you enabled NTP and the NTP query for the current time succeeds , the new clock time should appear for the System Time in the System Information widget. (If the query reply is slow, you may need to wait a couple of seconds, then click Refresh to update the display in System time.)
    If the NTP query fails, the system clock will continue without adjustment. If FortiWeb Manager’s time was 3 hours late, for example, the time will still be 3 hours late. Verify your DNS server IPs, your NTP server IP or name, routing, and that your firewalls or routers do not block or proxy UDP port 123.

Setting the system time & date

You can either manually set the FortiWeb Manager system time or configure the FortiWeb Manager appliance to automatically keep its system time correct by synchronizing with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

For many features to work, including scheduling, logging, and SSL/TLS-dependent features, the FortiWeb Manager system time must be accurate.

To configure the system time:

  1. Go to System Settings > Maintenance > Time Settings. Alternatively, go to System Settings > Status > Status. In the System Information widget, in the System Time row, click Update.
  2. For Time Zone, select the time zone where FortiWeb Manager is located.
  3. If you want FortiWeb Manager to automatically synchronize its clock with an NTP server (recommended), configure these settings:
    Synchronize with NTP Server Select this option to automatically synchronize the date and time of the FortiWeb Manager appliance’s clock with an NTP server, then configure the Server and Sync Interval before you click Apply.
    Note: NTP requires that FortiWeb Manager be able to connect to the Internet on UDP port 123.
      Sync Interval Enter how often in minutes the FortiWeb Manager appliance should synchronize its time with the NTP server. For example, entering 1440 causes the FortiWeb Manager appliance to synchronize its time once a day.
      Server Type the IP address or domain name of an NTP server or pool, such as pool.ntp.org. IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are both supported here. To find a NTP server that you can use, go to http://www.ntp.org.

    Otherwise, select Set Time, then manually set the current date and time. If you want FortiWeb Manager to automatically adjust its own clock when its time zone changes between daylight saving time (DST) and standard time, enable Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes.The clock will be initialized with the manually specified time when you click OK.
  4. Click OK.
    If you manually configured the time, or if you enabled NTP and the NTP query for the current time succeeds , the new clock time should appear for the System Time in the System Information widget. (If the query reply is slow, you may need to wait a couple of seconds, then click Refresh to update the display in System time.)
    If the NTP query fails, the system clock will continue without adjustment. If FortiWeb Manager’s time was 3 hours late, for example, the time will still be 3 hours late. Verify your DNS server IPs, your NTP server IP or name, routing, and that your firewalls or routers do not block or proxy UDP port 123.