Troubleshooting – FortiAuthenticator 4.0

Troubleshooting This chapter provides suggestions to resolve common problems encountered while configuring and using your FortiAuthenticator device, as well as information on viewing debug logs. For more support, contact Fortinet Customer Service & Support ( Before starting, please ensure that your FortiAuthenticator device is plugged in to an appropriate, and functional, power source. Troubleshooting The […]

Certificate Management – FortiAuthenticator 4.0

Certificate Management This section describes managing certificates with the FortiAuthenticator device. FortiAuthenticator can act as a CA for the creation and signing of X.509 certificates, such as server certificates for HTTPS and SSH, and client certificates for HTTPS, SSL, and IPSEC VPN. The FortiAuthenticator unit has several roles that involve certificates: Certificate authority The administrator […]

RADIUS Single Sign On – FortiAuthenticator 4.0

RADIUS Single Sign-On A FortiGate or FortiMail unit can transparently identify users who have already authenticated on an external RADIUS server by parsing RADIUS accounting records. However, this approach has potential difficulties: The RADIUS server is business-critical IT infrastructure, limiting the changes that can be made to the server configuration. In some cases, the server […]

Fortinet Single Sign On – FortiAuthenticator 4.0

Fortinet Single Sign-On FSSO is a set of methods to transparently authenticate users to FortiGate and FortiCache devices. This means that the FortiAuthenticator unit is trusting the implicit authentication of a different system, and using that to identify the user. FortiAuthenticator takes this framework and enhances it with several authentication methods: Users can authenticate through […]

Port Based Network Access Control – FortiAuthenticator 4.0

Port-based Network Access Control Port-based Network Access Control (PNAC), or 802.1X, authentication requires a client, an authenticator, and an authentication server (such as a FortiAuthenticator device). The client is a device that wants to connect to the network. The authenticator is simply a network device, such as a wireless access point or switch. The authentication […]