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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Editing device information

Use the Edit Device page to edit information about a device. The information and options available on the Edit Device page depend on the device type, firmware version, and which features are enabled.

Use the Edit Device page to edit information about a device. The information and options available on the Edit Device page depend on the device type, firmware version, and which features are enabled. Some settings only display when the FortiAnalyzer feature set is enabled.

To edit information for a device or model device:
  1. Go to Device Manager and click the Devices Total tab in the quick status bar.
  2. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  3. In the tree menu, select the device group.
  4. In the content pane, select the device or model device, and click Edit. The Edit Device pane displays.

  5. Edit the device settings as required.

    Name

    The name of the device.

    Description

    Descriptive information about the device.

    Company/Organization

    Company or organization information.

    Country

    Type the country.

    Province/State

    Type the province or state.

    City

    Type the city.

    Contact

    Type the contact information.

    Geographic Coordinates

    Identifies the latitude and longitude of the device location to support the interactive maps.

    IP Address

    The IP address of the device.

    Pre-Shared Key

    The model device’s pre-shared key. Select Show Pre-shared Key to see the key. This option is only available when editing a model device that was added with a pre-shared key.

    Automatically link to real device

    Automatically register the device with FortiManager when the device is online. This option is not available for FortiAnalyzer devices.

    Admin User

    The administrator user name.

    Password

    The administrator user password.

    Device Information

    Information about the device, including some or all of: serial number, device model, firmware version, connected interface, HA mode, cluster name, and cluster members.

    HA Cluster

    Select to identify the device as part of an HA cluster, and to identify the other device in the cluster.

    Secure Connection

    Select to enable a secure connection to the FortiGate device. Include the ID for the device and a pre-shared key.

    HA Mode

    Displays whether the FortiGate unit is operating in standalone or high availability mode.

    Device Permissions

    Specify the permissions for the FortiGate device. Select Logs, DLP Archive, Quarantine, or IPS Packet Log.

  6. After making the appropriate changes click OK.

    Enable Secure Connection to secure OFTP traffic over IPsec. Enabling Secure Connection increases the load on FortiAnalyzer. This feature is disabled by default.

    In an HA environment, if you enable Secure Connection on one cluster member, you must enable Secure Connection on all cluster members.

Editing device information

Use the Edit Device page to edit information about a device. The information and options available on the Edit Device page depend on the device type, firmware version, and which features are enabled.

Use the Edit Device page to edit information about a device. The information and options available on the Edit Device page depend on the device type, firmware version, and which features are enabled. Some settings only display when the FortiAnalyzer feature set is enabled.

To edit information for a device or model device:
  1. Go to Device Manager and click the Devices Total tab in the quick status bar.
  2. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  3. In the tree menu, select the device group.
  4. In the content pane, select the device or model device, and click Edit. The Edit Device pane displays.

  5. Edit the device settings as required.

    Name

    The name of the device.

    Description

    Descriptive information about the device.

    Company/Organization

    Company or organization information.

    Country

    Type the country.

    Province/State

    Type the province or state.

    City

    Type the city.

    Contact

    Type the contact information.

    Geographic Coordinates

    Identifies the latitude and longitude of the device location to support the interactive maps.

    IP Address

    The IP address of the device.

    Pre-Shared Key

    The model device’s pre-shared key. Select Show Pre-shared Key to see the key. This option is only available when editing a model device that was added with a pre-shared key.

    Automatically link to real device

    Automatically register the device with FortiManager when the device is online. This option is not available for FortiAnalyzer devices.

    Admin User

    The administrator user name.

    Password

    The administrator user password.

    Device Information

    Information about the device, including some or all of: serial number, device model, firmware version, connected interface, HA mode, cluster name, and cluster members.

    HA Cluster

    Select to identify the device as part of an HA cluster, and to identify the other device in the cluster.

    Secure Connection

    Select to enable a secure connection to the FortiGate device. Include the ID for the device and a pre-shared key.

    HA Mode

    Displays whether the FortiGate unit is operating in standalone or high availability mode.

    Device Permissions

    Specify the permissions for the FortiGate device. Select Logs, DLP Archive, Quarantine, or IPS Packet Log.

  6. After making the appropriate changes click OK.

    Enable Secure Connection to secure OFTP traffic over IPsec. Enabling Secure Connection increases the load on FortiAnalyzer. This feature is disabled by default.

    In an HA environment, if you enable Secure Connection on one cluster member, you must enable Secure Connection on all cluster members.