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Alternative Login Methods

FortiCentral supports three methods to log in to FortiRecorder NVRs.

Simple synchronized login

If you want to use the same user name and password to log in to both the FortiCentral and NVR, use this login method described in Configuring a user account section

Fixed login

If you have multiple FortiRecorder units and each unit has its own login credentials, you will need to enter individual login information for each unit when you add the unit. In this case, the Central user can be different from the NVR user/users.

  1. Select the Settings button.
  2. Go to Settings > Recorders.
  3. Add the NVR and then select Login.
  4. Enter the username and password for the NVR.
  5. Select Apply and then select OK.
  6. Repeat for every NVR to be added.

Alias login

An alias account is a FortiRecorder user account on Central. A central user can use the alias account to log in to FortiRecorder. But the alias account cannot be used to log in to Central. If you have a large variety of different FortiCentral users, all the users can use the same alias account to access the FortiRecorder. You do not have to create numerous accounts for all the Central users. Another benefit is that when you, as a system administrator, remove user accounts on Central, you do not have to remove any user accounts on the NVR.

  1. Select the Settings button.
  2. Go to Settings > Users.
  3. Enter your username and password for the alias account. This is the credential to be used by Central users to access the FortiRecorder NVR.
  4. Select Alias from the User Type dropdown menu.
  5. Select New and then OK.

Once your alias account is created, you can then add new users that use the alias account to access the FortiRecorder NVR by selecting the alias account in the Alias dropdown menu in the new user creation section, as shown below.

Alternative Login Methods

FortiCentral supports three methods to log in to FortiRecorder NVRs.

Simple synchronized login

If you want to use the same user name and password to log in to both the FortiCentral and NVR, use this login method described in Configuring a user account section

Fixed login

If you have multiple FortiRecorder units and each unit has its own login credentials, you will need to enter individual login information for each unit when you add the unit. In this case, the Central user can be different from the NVR user/users.

  1. Select the Settings button.
  2. Go to Settings > Recorders.
  3. Add the NVR and then select Login.
  4. Enter the username and password for the NVR.
  5. Select Apply and then select OK.
  6. Repeat for every NVR to be added.

Alias login

An alias account is a FortiRecorder user account on Central. A central user can use the alias account to log in to FortiRecorder. But the alias account cannot be used to log in to Central. If you have a large variety of different FortiCentral users, all the users can use the same alias account to access the FortiRecorder. You do not have to create numerous accounts for all the Central users. Another benefit is that when you, as a system administrator, remove user accounts on Central, you do not have to remove any user accounts on the NVR.

  1. Select the Settings button.
  2. Go to Settings > Users.
  3. Enter your username and password for the alias account. This is the credential to be used by Central users to access the FortiRecorder NVR.
  4. Select Alias from the User Type dropdown menu.
  5. Select New and then OK.

Once your alias account is created, you can then add new users that use the alias account to access the FortiRecorder NVR by selecting the alias account in the Alias dropdown menu in the new user creation section, as shown below.