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Connecting to the FortiGate-VM

To connect to the FortiGate-VM, you need your login credentials and the FortiGate-VM's public DNS address. From the previous step, there is a temporary admin password that Google Cloud automatically generates.

To connect to the FortiGate-VM:
  1. Connect to the FortiGate using your browser. Your browser displays a certificate error message, which is normal because browsers do not recognize the default self-signed FortiGate certificate. Proceed past this error.
  2. If accessing the FortiGate for the first time via the GUI (HTTPS, port 443) or SSH (port 22), you see the following disclaimer. Click Accept.

  3. Log in to the FortiGate-VM with the username admin and the supplied temporary password.

  4. Change the password.

  5. After logging in successfully, upload your license (.lic) file to activate the FortiGate-VM. The FortiGate-VM automatically restarts. After it restarts, wait about 30 minutes until the license is fully registered at Fortinet, then log in again.

  6. After you log in, you see the FortiGate dashboard. The information in the dashboard varies depending on the instance type.

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Connecting to the FortiGate-VM

To connect to the FortiGate-VM, you need your login credentials and the FortiGate-VM's public DNS address. From the previous step, there is a temporary admin password that Google Cloud automatically generates.

To connect to the FortiGate-VM:
  1. Connect to the FortiGate using your browser. Your browser displays a certificate error message, which is normal because browsers do not recognize the default self-signed FortiGate certificate. Proceed past this error.
  2. If accessing the FortiGate for the first time via the GUI (HTTPS, port 443) or SSH (port 22), you see the following disclaimer. Click Accept.

  3. Log in to the FortiGate-VM with the username admin and the supplied temporary password.

  4. Change the password.

  5. After logging in successfully, upload your license (.lic) file to activate the FortiGate-VM. The FortiGate-VM automatically restarts. After it restarts, wait about 30 minutes until the license is fully registered at Fortinet, then log in again.

  6. After you log in, you see the FortiGate dashboard. The information in the dashboard varies depending on the instance type.