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Deploying FortiWeb Manager-VM on AWS EC2

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Connecting to FortiWeb Manager-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 Manager-VM instance, connect via the public DNS address and log in to the admin account using the ID of the FortiWeb Manager 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 Manager-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 Manager-VM instance, and the inbound port number you have set for the HTTP/HTTPS access to FortiWeb Manager GUI. For example: https://13.58.161.100:443
  3. For Name, enter admin.
  4. For Password, enter the Instance ID.

Update Password

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

 

Connecting to FortiWeb Manager-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 Manager-VM instance, connect via the public DNS address and log in to the admin account using the ID of the FortiWeb Manager 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 Manager-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 Manager-VM instance, and the inbound port number you have set for the HTTP/HTTPS access to FortiWeb Manager GUI. For example: https://13.58.161.100:443
  3. For Name, enter admin.
  4. For Password, enter the Instance ID.

Update Password

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