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Deploying FortiAuthenticator on Azure

About FortiAuthenticator for Azure

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Upgrading FortiAuthenticator firmware

The FortiAuthenticator image available on Azure Marketplace might not include the latest firmware available for FortiAuthenticator. Upgrade the firmware of your FortiAuthenticator-VM after deployment to ensure that you have the latest features, functionality, and fixes available.

Before performing an upgrade, it is recommended that you complete the following steps:

  • Backup the system configuration. Full configuration backup is available from the FortiAuthenticator GUI or CLI. See the FortiAuthenticator Admin Guide.
  • Have a copy of the old FortiAuthenticator-VM firmware available.
  • Review the Release Notes, including the upgrade path and bug information.
  • Ensure that you have the time required to complete the upgrade.
To upgrade your FortiAuthenticator-VM firmware:
  1. Log into the Fortinet Support site and download the latest firmware to your local computer.
  2. Log into the FortiAuthenticator-VM from a browser.
  3. Navigate to System > Administration > Firmware Upgrade.
  4. Click Choose File, locate the firmware image on your local computer, and click Open.
  5. Click OK.

The firmware image uploads from your local computer to the FortiAuthenticator-VM, which will then reboot. For a short period of time during this reboot, the FortiAuthenticator-VM is offline and unavailable for authentication.

Upgrading FortiAuthenticator firmware

The FortiAuthenticator image available on Azure Marketplace might not include the latest firmware available for FortiAuthenticator. Upgrade the firmware of your FortiAuthenticator-VM after deployment to ensure that you have the latest features, functionality, and fixes available.

Before performing an upgrade, it is recommended that you complete the following steps:

  • Backup the system configuration. Full configuration backup is available from the FortiAuthenticator GUI or CLI. See the FortiAuthenticator Admin Guide.
  • Have a copy of the old FortiAuthenticator-VM firmware available.
  • Review the Release Notes, including the upgrade path and bug information.
  • Ensure that you have the time required to complete the upgrade.
To upgrade your FortiAuthenticator-VM firmware:
  1. Log into the Fortinet Support site and download the latest firmware to your local computer.
  2. Log into the FortiAuthenticator-VM from a browser.
  3. Navigate to System > Administration > Firmware Upgrade.
  4. Click Choose File, locate the firmware image on your local computer, and click Open.
  5. Click OK.

The firmware image uploads from your local computer to the FortiAuthenticator-VM, which will then reboot. For a short period of time during this reboot, the FortiAuthenticator-VM is offline and unavailable for authentication.