FortiGate Next Generation Firewall utilizes purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance, including encrypted traffic.
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This article explains how to configure FortiGate to use FortiManager as local FDS server.
FortiManager can be operated as a local FDS server when it is in a closed network with no Internet connectivity.


This is only CLI configuration:

# config global                                          <---- If VDOM is enabled, run this command.
# config system central-management
    set include-default-servers disable                  <----- Disable it.

This warning message will appear:
Warning: The server-list does not contain a server for URL ratings.
Add a server entry or enable 'include-default-servers'.

# config system central-management
# config server-list

    edit 1
        set server-type update
        set addr-type ipv4
        set server-address x.x.x.x                        <----- The FortiManager IP.
# end

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