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Description

This article describes how to apply a time schedule to a user using FortiAuthenticator. This will help when multiple users need separate schedules. This option is very helpful when there are multiple users using SSL VPN on Fortigate and need different schedules as per company policy. Additionally it also avoids the creation of multiple schedules and policies at the Fortigate level for such requirements.

This is not explained in FortiAuthenticator Admin Guide.



Solution

Usage Profile feature in FortiAuthenticator can help in creating a time schedule, which can be applied on user groups. This helps in allowing users for specific time schedule only and can be applied on various Fortinet Products which can be integrated with FortiAuthenticator.

This specific use case is for SSL VPN on Fortigate, where the users need to have a separate schedule.

1. Create a Time Schedule on FortiAuthenticator. 

Go to : Authentication > User Management > Usage Profile > Click “Create New”. At this point, the Time Schedule Calendar Option is not visible: 


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Give any name to the Usage Profile : For e.g. : “SSL_VPN_Schedule” and click OK. Now Open the newly created Usage Profile : “SSL_VPN_Schedule” and the Time Schedule Calendar Option is visible:


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Create the schedule as per the requirements and save the changes by clicking OK.

2. Apply a Time Schedule on FortiAuthenticator User Groups:

At the User level, there is no option to apply Usage Profile, So We need to apply this on the User Groups. Create a User Group, Add the required users and apply the Usage Profile on the User Group as shown below. 


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