Fortigate Tutorial 4 – Authentication
The Fortigate aplience support different types of authentication.
Let’s discuss them here:
Fortigate support all servers that are LDAP compliant. It supports up to LDAPv3
Also LDAP over SSL/TLS is supported. One downside of using LDAP is that the Fortinet firewall does not supply any information on why the user authentication failed. For the reason you must check the Server itself.
2. Local Users
You can define local users on the Fortigate itself, by defining a user name and a password for the user.
Radius is also supported on the Fortigate. For this you just define a RADIUS server and define the shared key between the RADIUS server and the FG.