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Article Id 230328
Description This article describes how to create an administrator account that never times out and how this can be used to monitor the resource and session.
Scope FortiGate.

FortiGate provides a holistic view of the overall topology via Security Fabric.

To access the Fabric and Fortiview an admin has to login to the firewall.


The login to the firewall introduces a few challenges:

1) Accidental configuration change.

2) Time out due to inactivity while monitoring.


Thus, to overcome this issue, the following workaround can be applied:

1) Create a new admin profile with all permissions set to read-only.

2) Enable ‘Never Timeout’ under the read-only profile.




3) Create a new administrator and select the read-only profile created as per step 2.




4) Logout and Login as the new admin.

5) The new admin will only have read access and can monitor the pre-configured dashboard.