Reset Fortigate Password

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Everybody has ever forgotten their password once. That’s when this tutorial comes in handy, if you forgot your Fortigate password (or even if you want to reset any Fortigate password). This will require physical access to the Fortigate and a reboot of the unit.

Here are the steps:

  1. Connect console cable to the Fortigate unit.
  2. Reboot the Fortigate.
  3. When the login prompt appears, login with: maintainer.
  4. When asked for password, type in: bcpbFGTXX where the FGTXX is the serial number of the Fortigate (you can look it up on the Fortigate unit).
  5. When you are logged in, change the password by:
config system admin
 edit admin
  set password <new password>
 next
end
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