Jan 29, 2014

Certificates Section Missing From Fortigate Web Interface

At my day job that shall not be named I use a Fortigate 60C at one of the sites I maintain. The other day I noticed that the SSL certificate for it expired, and when I went into the web UI for the unit I couldn't find the section to manage certificates. If you are new to Fortigate that is usually located in System > Certificates.

Here is what it looked like:

I know it used to be there because that is how I generated a certificate for it when I first got the device. Since then though I have performed firmware upgrades and somewhere down the line that functionality disappeared.

Well I contacted Fortinet support and they suggested doing yet another firmware upgrade, so I did, and again no joy. I went back to them and said it didn't work and that is when they had an epiphany I guess and realized what I was asking. They said to get the certificates  you have to run the following from the CLI:

Fortigate# config system global
Fortigate (global)# set gui-certificate enable
Fortigate (global)# end 

After that when I logged into the web interface I had my certifcates section again! Boom!

Do you use a Fortigate? Did you know about this trick already? Do you like your Fortigate? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

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