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Recovering a lost FortiGate administrator account password
ho do i Recover a lost FortiGate administrator account password
Internet Protocol Security
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)
FG# conf sys admin
(admin)# edit admin
(admin)# set password xxxxxx<<this will be whatever password, (minimum of four characters) you prefer
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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