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Administration Guide

Fixing non compliance (warning)

When an endpoint is not compliant with FortiGate compliance rules, and FortiGate is configured with a non-compliance action of to warn, the Compliance tab displays the following information icon with not-compliant status:

The following information displays on the Compliance & Telemetry tab:

Compliance status

Indicates the endpoint is warned about the not-compliant status with FortiGate compliance rules. Access to the network is blocked until the endpoint user acknowledges the warning by clicking the Proceed Anyway button in FortiClient or the I Agree button in the FortiGate web portal.

Proceed Anyway

Click Proceed Anyway to acknowledge the not-compliant status and access the network without fixing all reported issues.

View Compliance Rules

View the compliance rules by clicking and see which compliance rules are unmet.

Fix Non-compliant Settings

Click the Fix Non-Compliant Settings button to try and return FortiClient to a compliant status. This option is not available when EMS has locked FortiClient settings.

FortiGate also displays a warning portal that includes an I Agree button at the bottom of the page:

When FortiGate warns endpoints about a not-compliant status, you can choose one of the following actions:

  • Fix the not-compliant issues and return the endpoint to a compliant status, then access the network with a compliant status.
  • Acknowledge the not-compliant status and access the network by clicking Proceed Anyway in FortiClient or I Understand in the warning portal.

If you choose to access the network without fixing the not-compliant issues, you must acknowledge the warning before you can access the network.

You only need to click Proceed Anyway in the FortiClient or I Understand in the warning portal. You do not need to click both buttons. After you click one button, the software communicate with each other to relay the acknowledgment. For example, if you click Proceed Anyway in the FortiClient, FortiClient communicates the acknowledgment to FortiGate, and you are not required to click I Understand in the warning portal.

To proceed anyway:
  1. On the Compliance & Telemetry tab, click Proceed Anyway.

    The not-compliant issues remain unfixed, but you are granted network access.

Fixing non compliance (warning)

When an endpoint is not compliant with FortiGate compliance rules, and FortiGate is configured with a non-compliance action of to warn, the Compliance tab displays the following information icon with not-compliant status:

The following information displays on the Compliance & Telemetry tab:

Compliance status

Indicates the endpoint is warned about the not-compliant status with FortiGate compliance rules. Access to the network is blocked until the endpoint user acknowledges the warning by clicking the Proceed Anyway button in FortiClient or the I Agree button in the FortiGate web portal.

Proceed Anyway

Click Proceed Anyway to acknowledge the not-compliant status and access the network without fixing all reported issues.

View Compliance Rules

View the compliance rules by clicking and see which compliance rules are unmet.

Fix Non-compliant Settings

Click the Fix Non-Compliant Settings button to try and return FortiClient to a compliant status. This option is not available when EMS has locked FortiClient settings.

FortiGate also displays a warning portal that includes an I Agree button at the bottom of the page:

When FortiGate warns endpoints about a not-compliant status, you can choose one of the following actions:

  • Fix the not-compliant issues and return the endpoint to a compliant status, then access the network with a compliant status.
  • Acknowledge the not-compliant status and access the network by clicking Proceed Anyway in FortiClient or I Understand in the warning portal.

If you choose to access the network without fixing the not-compliant issues, you must acknowledge the warning before you can access the network.

You only need to click Proceed Anyway in the FortiClient or I Understand in the warning portal. You do not need to click both buttons. After you click one button, the software communicate with each other to relay the acknowledgment. For example, if you click Proceed Anyway in the FortiClient, FortiClient communicates the acknowledgment to FortiGate, and you are not required to click I Understand in the warning portal.

To proceed anyway:
  1. On the Compliance & Telemetry tab, click Proceed Anyway.

    The not-compliant issues remain unfixed, but you are granted network access.