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forti_ranc
New Contributor

Prevent duplicate address objects on FortiOS

Anyone know of a way to PREVENT duplicate address objects from being created on FortiOS. 

Scenario: On a FGT, you create an address with the below:

config firewall address

edit h_1.2.3.4

set subnet 1.2.3.4 255.255.255.255

next

end

 

What i am looking for is a way to prevent another object from being created with the same subnet value, even if it has a different name. Lets say it warns you that an entry already exists.

 

Thanks.

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seshuganesh
Staff
Staff

Hi Team,

 

As far as i know in fortios we do not have option to prevent two names with same value.

Lets wait for peers to confirm

forti_ranc
New Contributor

Thanks. Maybe something to log a feature request.

kcheng
Staff
Staff

Hi @forti_ranc 

 

FortiOS does not have the capability of the respective. However, if you have FortiManager in place, you can leverage on FortiManager to find duplicate object and manage the respective accordingly:

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortimanager/7.2.0/administration-guide/304425/policy-objects

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortimanager/7.2.0/administration-guide/261636/find-and-merge-dup...

 

Cheers,
Kayzie Cheng