How To Reset Fortigate Firewall Administrator Password

It is easy to Reset the Fortigate administrator password when you have physical access to the device, or if you can manage somehow to reboot the appliance from remote place, IYKWIM 😉 Here’s how.

Connect to Fortigate Console.
Reboot Fortigate, and login within 30 seconds after the login screen appears.

username: maintainer
password: bcpbXXX, while XXX is the appliance serial number

reset the password:
config system admin
edit admin
set password yournewpassword


Now you can login with username admin and use your new password.

See, it’s easy right? 🙂


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