Set up FortiDeceptor

Set up FortiDeceptor

This section explains the initial set up of FortiDeceptor.

Connect to the GUI

Use the GUI to configure and manage FortiDeceptor.

To connect to the FortiDeceptor GUI:

  1. Connect the port1 (administration) interface of the device to a management computer using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Configure the management computer to be on the same subnet as the internal interface of the FortiDeceptor unit:
    • Change the IP address of the management computer to 168.0.2.
    • Change the IP address of the network mask to 255.255.0.
  3. Go to https://192.168.0.99.
  4. Type admin in the Name field, leave the Password field blank, and click Login.

You can now proceed with configuring your FortiDeceptor unit.

Connect to the CLI

You can use CLI commands to configure and manage FortiDeceptor.

To connect to the FortiDeceptor CLI:

  1. In the FortiDeceptor banner at the top, click the CLI Console

The CLI Console pane opens.

  1. If necessary, click Connect and enter your username and password.

The CLI Console pane has icons to disconnect from the CLI console, clear console text, download console text, copy console text, open the CLI console in its own window, and close the console.

  1. To close the CLI console, click the Close

 

Change the system hostname

The System Information widget displays the full host name. You can change the FortiDeceptor host name.

To change the host name:

  1. Go to Dashboard, System Information
  2. Click Change beside Host Name.
  3. In the New Name field, type a new host name.

The hostname can start with a character or digit, and cannot end with a hyphen. A-Z, a-z, 0-9, or hyphen are allowed (case-sensitive). Other symbols, punctuation, or white space are not allowed.

  1. Click Apply.

Change the administrator password

By default, you can log in to the GUI using admin and no password. It is highly recommended that you add a password to the admin account. For better security, regularly change the admin account password and the passwords for any other administrator accounts that you add.

To change the password of the logged in administrator:

  1. In the FortiDeceptor banner at the top, click the username and select Change Password.
  2. Change the password and click OK.

To change the administrator password in the Administrators page:

  1. Go to System > Administrators.
  2. Select an administrator and click Edit.
  3. Change the password and click OK.

Configure the system time

You can change the FortiDeceptor system time in the Dashboard. You can configure the FortiDeceptor system time manually or synchronize with an NTP server.

To configure the system time:

  1. Go to Dashboard, System Information
  2. Click Change beside System Time.
  3. Set the system time and click Apply. You might need to log in again.

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