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Adding devices

After you add a device group, you can add devices to this group.

To add a device:

  1. Click Add Device.
  2. Configure the following settings:
    Name Enter the device name.
    Description Enter a description for the device optionally (for example, a description of its physical location).
    Group Select a group for the device from the drop-down list.
    IP Address Enter the IP address that FortiWeb Manager can use to communicate with the device.
    Username Enter the administrator user name of the device.
    Password Enter the administrator user password.
    Allow Origin This field is automatically filled when a device is added. The default value is the URL that you access FortiWeb Manager, for example, https://10.200.111.100. Usually, this value does not need to be changed, while if you change the IP address, replace IP address with the domain name or use NAT, you need to amend this value manually. Otherwise, you can not log into FortiWeb Manager automatically. Also, if you change the HTTPS port from System Settings > Admin Settings, for example, you change the port from 443 to 8443, then the Allow Origin value shall include the port as https://10.200.111.100:8443.
    HTTPS Port The HTTPS port used to specify the FortiWeb device.
    If this port is changed from System > Admin > Settings of a FortiWeb device, you need to manually update the port for all the devices in Device Manager.
    FDS Proxy You can configure FortiWeb Manager to act as an FDS proxy so that FortiWeb devices in the network are able to connect to FortiGuard for license validation. Also, the devices in the network can update services from the FortiWeb Manager FDS proxy.
    When FDS Proxy is enabled, the option Override default FortiGuard address at System > Config > FortiGuard will be changed to FortiWeb Manager IP:8989 automatically, for example, 10.200.111.100:8989, 10.200.111.100 is the FortiWeb Manager IP address.
    Auto-sync Variables Once enabled, this option allows to automatically obtain Vserver port and IP address of managed devices and add them in the Variable List. Thus, you do not need to manually add such information from Config Management.
    Variable List Add the variables for the device.
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    You are recommended to add devices with similar configurations to a same group.
    The FortiWeb Manager and SSH options of the interface on the managed device must be enabled.

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    For the username, you are recommended to use admin user or the user available to all permissions of the device.

  4. Click OK, and a window pops up showing the progress of adding a device. Wait for around one minute until it is finished.

Adding devices

After you add a device group, you can add devices to this group.

To add a device:

  1. Click Add Device.
  2. Configure the following settings:
    Name Enter the device name.
    Description Enter a description for the device optionally (for example, a description of its physical location).
    Group Select a group for the device from the drop-down list.
    IP Address Enter the IP address that FortiWeb Manager can use to communicate with the device.
    Username Enter the administrator user name of the device.
    Password Enter the administrator user password.
    Allow Origin This field is automatically filled when a device is added. The default value is the URL that you access FortiWeb Manager, for example, https://10.200.111.100. Usually, this value does not need to be changed, while if you change the IP address, replace IP address with the domain name or use NAT, you need to amend this value manually. Otherwise, you can not log into FortiWeb Manager automatically. Also, if you change the HTTPS port from System Settings > Admin Settings, for example, you change the port from 443 to 8443, then the Allow Origin value shall include the port as https://10.200.111.100:8443.
    HTTPS Port The HTTPS port used to specify the FortiWeb device.
    If this port is changed from System > Admin > Settings of a FortiWeb device, you need to manually update the port for all the devices in Device Manager.
    FDS Proxy You can configure FortiWeb Manager to act as an FDS proxy so that FortiWeb devices in the network are able to connect to FortiGuard for license validation. Also, the devices in the network can update services from the FortiWeb Manager FDS proxy.
    When FDS Proxy is enabled, the option Override default FortiGuard address at System > Config > FortiGuard will be changed to FortiWeb Manager IP:8989 automatically, for example, 10.200.111.100:8989, 10.200.111.100 is the FortiWeb Manager IP address.
    Auto-sync Variables Once enabled, this option allows to automatically obtain Vserver port and IP address of managed devices and add them in the Variable List. Thus, you do not need to manually add such information from Config Management.
    Variable List Add the variables for the device.
  3. tooltip icon

    You are recommended to add devices with similar configurations to a same group.
    The FortiWeb Manager and SSH options of the interface on the managed device must be enabled.

    tooltip icon

    For the username, you are recommended to use admin user or the user available to all permissions of the device.

  4. Click OK, and a window pops up showing the progress of adding a device. Wait for around one minute until it is finished.