FortiOS 6.2.1: FortiAPs won’t connect anymore

Some customers have reported, that their FortiAPs won’t connect anymore after upgrading to FortiOS 6.2.1.
Fortinet has confirmed that this is a know issue only when using trusted hosts to restrict the administrative access to the FortiGate.

The official workaround is to add the FortiAP’s IP or subnet as an additional trusted host entry on one of the admin users:

config system admin 
  edit "adminuser"
    set trusthostx 10.33.33.3 255.255.255.255 <-- IP Address of the FortiAP
  next
end

What’s new with FortiOS 6.2: Update issue with certificate for WebUI

Recently we have had a few support cases where a customer was unable to log in to the firewall via WebUI after the firmware update. But SSH access worked fine.

It turned out that during the update process the server certificate used for the WebUI is lost.

Config with v6.0.4 (it does not happen with „self-signed“ only):

config system global
set admin-server-cert "self-signed"
end
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Fortinet Wireless FAQ

Die Fortinet WiFi Produkte erfreuen sich schon länger zunehmender Beliebtheit. Dies nicht zuletzt, weil die FortiAP und Controller je länger je angewandtere Technologien bieten und daher unterdessen praktisch alle vorstellbaren Einsatzszenarien abdecken.

Da mit dem Featureset zugleich auch die Komplexität der Systeme mit wächst, möchten wir ihnen mit diesem Artikel einen Überblick über die Technologie, die Funktionalität  und deren Einschränkungen verschaffen.

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WatchGuard Fireware 12.5

Watchguard is going to release Fireware version 12.5 in the next few days / weeks. From the public beta phase some new features are already known, which I would like to introduce here:

Update: Fireware 12.5 has been released.
Please check the “ What’s New in Fireware v12.5 “ presentation for detailed information.

Reverse Proxy for the Access Portal

In the Access Portal configuration, you can now configure reverse proxy actions so remote users can connect to internal web applications and Microsoft Exchange services with an external URL. With reverse proxy actions, you can give remote teams access to internal resources without the need for a VPN. Multi-factor authentication is supported as well.

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