HOW TO PING OR TRACEROUTE AN ADRESS FROM A FORTIGATE UNIT:

  • type “execute ping” or “execute traceroute” followed by an address you want to ping e.g.“execute ping 10.10.10.10″

 

 

HOW TO SHUTDOWN OR REBOOT A FORTIGATE UNIT FROM A CLI:

  • type “execute shutdown” or “execute reboot”

 

HOW TO CHANGE AN ADMIN USER PASSWORD:

  • type “config system admin”
  • type “edit” followed by a user you want to reset the password for, e.g. “edit Joe”
  • type “set password” followed by a new password, e.g. “set password NewPass1
  • type “end” to finish the procedure

 

 

HOW TO RESET A LOST PASSWORD ON A FORTIGATE UNIT:

  • start some terminal emulator and connect to the device using a a console cable. Depending on which device you use it will be a RJ-45 to Serial or Serial to Serial cable
  • Reboot the device and immediately it starts up login with user “maintainer”and password “bcpb%deviceserialnumber%” e.g.“bcpbFGT60C1A01102345″ (This should be done inside 14 seconds i think, i took me a few tries before i managed to do it, also the serial number is case sensitive)
  • change the user password as described above
    config system admin
    edit %user%
    set password %password%
    end

 

HOW TO RESET FORTIGATE TO FACTORY DEFAULTS:

  • type “execute factoryreset”
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