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Recovering a lost FortiGate administrator account password

ho do i Recover a lost FortiGate administrator account password
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8/22/2022 - Mon

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1. Use the RJ-45 to DB-9 (or DB-9 to DB-9) serial cable and converter to connect the FortiGate Console port to the management computer serial port.
2. Start a terminal emulation program (HyperTerminal) on the management computer.
   Use these settings: Baud Rate (bps) 9600, Data bits 8, Parity None, Stop bits 1, and Flow Control None.
3. At the Login: prompt, please use following procedure to recover password
   FG login: maintainer
   Password: bcpbYOURSERIALNUMBER (Note that the letters are upper case, no spaces)
   Press "Enter"
   FG# conf sys admin
   (admin)# edit admin
   (admin)# set password xxxxxx<<this will be whatever password, (minimum of four characters) you prefer
   (admin)# end
   Now you should be able to log back in to the device from the gui, with the admin username and the password you've just set.
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