Resetting a lost Fortigate Admin Password

If you have lost the admin password for a Fortigate you can reset it if you have physical access to the box.
  • Connect the console cable to the Fortigate and fire up your favorite terminal emulator
  • Reboot the firewall unit.
  • At the console login prompt, type in "maintainer" as the userid.
  • Type in bcpbFGTxxxxxxxxxxxxx as the password. xxxxxxxxxxxxxwill be the S/N of the Fortigate. The serial number is case sensitive so for example you should use FGT60B, not FGT60b.
  • After logging in, change the admin password:
config system admin
edit admin
set password 

Heads up: You have to type the userid and password within a few seconds of the login prompt first appearing. If you take too much time you should reboot the firewall again.


  • Favicon of BlogIcon 괴물™ 2012.12.20 11:44 신고

    포티게이트 Password Recovery 방법입니다.

    1. console 접속하여 장비 리부팅 후 로그인 화면 출력
    2. 로그인시 ID: maintaner, Password: bcpb<장비시리얼번호>
    3. 장비 접속후 접속자 계정 패스워드 변경 후 로그아웃
    4. 재접속

    + 주의사항
    - ID 및 Password가 틀렸을시 포티게이트 리부팅이 필요
    - 로그인시 부팅후 1~2분내로 접속하여하며 그렇지 못했을시 리부팅이 필요