Tuesday, September 04, 2012

How to reset Fortinet's Fortigate *admin* Password

  1. Connect to the Fortigate unit via Console cable
  2. Immediately after the login prompt comes up (within 3 seconds) enter the following credentials:
  • Username: maintainer
  • Password: bcpbXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  • ... where  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is the unit's serial number
For instance if the serial number is FG123A1234567890 then the password would be: 

Reset the password by running the following command:
config system admin
 edit admin
  set password newPassword


Nightlionsecurity said...
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Nightlionsecurity said...

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