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2019/09/14 23:51:57 (permalink)
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Config backup in new FGT

Hi All,

I have a config backup file and want to dump that file in new fortigate device. Problem is that I don't know the admin password which are in Configuration file.

Is it any way that I can know the password by going through the Configuration file or if I manually create one admin rights credentials (username & password) in my new fortigate model and then dump that configuration file into it.

Will the admin rights credentials which I have created manually would be still there ? Or it overide with the configuration file which I will dump?

Any help will be highly appreciated.
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    orani
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    Re: Config backup in new FGT 2019/09/15 13:15:10 (permalink)
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    You can edit your old config file and copy/paste only the parts of configuration you want to the cli of your new fortigate
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    Elthon Abreu
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    Re: Config backup in new FGT 2019/09/17 17:11:26 (permalink)
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    Hi,
     
    You can change the admins password by editing the config section below:
     
    config system admin
       edit "admin"
          ...
          set password "You-Pass_here"
       next
    end
     
    After that, you just have to upload the new config file.
     
    Best regards,

    Elthon Abreu
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    vishal
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    Re: Config backup in new FGT 2019/09/23 20:24:39 (permalink)
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    Thanks Elton abreu.

    But is it logical that I manually create one administrator rights credentials and then dump my config file from 1 Fgt to another then my Administrator credentials which I have created manually would be there even after dumping config file
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    Re: Config backup in new FGT 2019/09/23 21:09:13 (permalink)
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    Vishal,
     
    In last case... you can perform a password recovery following that:
     
    https://kb.fortinet.com/kb/documentLink.do?externalID=FD34757

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