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Connecting to FortiWeb-VM

Navigate to EC2 dashboard to review the instance state

Take note of the instance ID and public IP address. You will use these items in later steps.

Once confirming that the instance has finished provisioning and powering up, check the following items.

  • Public IP/DNS assigned.
  • Confirm the correct security group is assigned.

Access the FortiWeb-VM

You can connect via two methods:

  • Use an SSH connection to connect via the CLI. For details, see Connecting via the CLI.
  • Use a web browser to connect via the web UI. For details, see Connecting via the web UI.

To connect to the FortiWeb-VM instance, connect via the public DNS address and log in to the admin account using the ID of the FortiWeb-VM instance for the password.

To Connect via the CLI:

  1. Start PuTTY.
  2. In the Category tree, expand Connection.
  3. Click New Session.
  4. For Host Name (or IP address), enter the public IP address of the FortiWeb-VM instance.
  5. For port, enter the inbound port number you have set for the SSH connection. For example, 22.
  6. For Connection type, select SSH.
  7. Enter admin for the user name and press Enter.
  8. Enter the Instance ID for the password and press Enter.

To connect via the web UI:

  1. Open a compatible web browser.
  2. Enter the public IP address of the FortiWeb-VM instance, and the inbound port number you have set for the HTTP/HTTPS access to FortiWeb GUI. For example: https://13.58.161.100:8443.
    The HTTP access to FortiWeb's GUI will be automatically redirected to HTTPS, so if you enter the HTTP port number (e.g. 8080), it will be redirected to the HTTPS port (e.g. 8443).
  3. For Name, enter admin.
  4. For Password, enter the Instance ID.

Upload license

You can use FortiWeb without a license because it has a 15-day trial. It's recommended to upload your license to FortiWeb through System > Status > Status if you have one.

Update FortiWeb Password

In System > Admin > Administrators, update the FortiWeb password as there are many bots that attempt to log in to newly provisioned devices on AWS subnets.

Connecting to FortiWeb-VM

Navigate to EC2 dashboard to review the instance state

Take note of the instance ID and public IP address. You will use these items in later steps.

Once confirming that the instance has finished provisioning and powering up, check the following items.

  • Public IP/DNS assigned.
  • Confirm the correct security group is assigned.

Access the FortiWeb-VM

You can connect via two methods:

  • Use an SSH connection to connect via the CLI. For details, see Connecting via the CLI.
  • Use a web browser to connect via the web UI. For details, see Connecting via the web UI.

To connect to the FortiWeb-VM instance, connect via the public DNS address and log in to the admin account using the ID of the FortiWeb-VM instance for the password.

To Connect via the CLI:

  1. Start PuTTY.
  2. In the Category tree, expand Connection.
  3. Click New Session.
  4. For Host Name (or IP address), enter the public IP address of the FortiWeb-VM instance.
  5. For port, enter the inbound port number you have set for the SSH connection. For example, 22.
  6. For Connection type, select SSH.
  7. Enter admin for the user name and press Enter.
  8. Enter the Instance ID for the password and press Enter.

To connect via the web UI:

  1. Open a compatible web browser.
  2. Enter the public IP address of the FortiWeb-VM instance, and the inbound port number you have set for the HTTP/HTTPS access to FortiWeb GUI. For example: https://13.58.161.100:8443.
    The HTTP access to FortiWeb's GUI will be automatically redirected to HTTPS, so if you enter the HTTP port number (e.g. 8080), it will be redirected to the HTTPS port (e.g. 8443).
  3. For Name, enter admin.
  4. For Password, enter the Instance ID.

Upload license

You can use FortiWeb without a license because it has a 15-day trial. It's recommended to upload your license to FortiWeb through System > Status > Status if you have one.

Update FortiWeb Password

In System > Admin > Administrators, update the FortiWeb password as there are many bots that attempt to log in to newly provisioned devices on AWS subnets.