Global administration settings – FortiAnalyzer – FortiOS 6.2.3

Global administration settings

The administration settings page provides options for configuring global settings for administrator access to the FortiAnalyzer device. Settings include:

  • Ports for HTTPS and HTTP administrative access

To improve security, you can change the default port configurations for administrative connections to the FortiAnalyzer. When connecting to the FortiAnalyzer unit when the port has changed, the port must be included, such as https://<ip_address>:<port>. For example, if you are connecting to the FortiAnalyzer unit using port 8080, the URL would be When you change to the default port number for HTTP, HTTPS, or SSH, ensure that the port number is unique.

  • Idle timeout settings

By default, the GUI disconnects administrative sessions if no activity occurs for five minutes. This prevents someone from using the GUI if the management computer is left unattended.

  • GUI language

The language the GUI uses. For best results, you should select the language used by the management computer. l GUI theme

The default color theme of the GUI is Blueberry. You can choose another color or an image. l Password policy

Enforce password policies for administrators.

To configure the administration settings:

  1. Go to System Settings > Admin > Admin Settings.
  2. Configure the following settings as needed, then click Apply to save your changes to all administrator accounts:

Administration Settings

HTTP Port Enter the TCP port to be used for administrative HTTP access. Default: 80. Select Redirect to HTTPS to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS.
HTTPS Port Enter the TCP port to be used for administrative HTTPS access. Default: 443.

Service Server


Select a certificate from the dropdown list.
Idle Timeout Enter the number of minutes an administrative connection can be idle before the administrator must log in again, from 1 to 480 (8 hours). See Idle timeout on page 246 for more information.
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Language Select a language from the dropdown list. See GUI language on page 245 for more information.
Theme Select a theme for the GUI. The selected theme is not applied until you click Apply, allowing to you to sample different themes. Default: Blueberry.
Password Policy Click to enable administrator password policies. See Password policy on page

244 and Password lockout and retry attempts on page 245 for more information.

Minimum Length Select the minimum length for a password, from 8 to 32 characters. Default:


Must Contain Select the types of characters a password must contain.
Admin Password

Expires after

Select the number of days a password is valid for, after which it must be changed.

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