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Fortimanager exe central-mgmt register-device

Dear People,


I have some trobule with FabricConnectors FortiManager over CLI


I set up the


config system central-management

set type fortimanager

set fmg ""



exe central-mgmt register-device *serialnumber* *fmg-register-password*


Then I can see the FG to Authorization in Fortimanager

So I start the  authorization with error:

"Cannot communicate with remote device (tunnel is down)"

There is a solution to set the EMC to low (set enc-algorithm high), but this depends all VPN Tunnels.

*fmg-register-password* I use here the login password for Fortimanager. Is that correct or must I create a register password? If yes, how does I create it?

Esteemed Contributor II

Not sure what's going on other than suspecting the quality of connection over the internet. But I can at least tell the "password" at the end of the command is currently not used by FMG (AFAIK with 6.4.7) so we use any dummy one like "preshared-key" or whatever. You just need to have something there.


Just make sure fgfm(CLI)/FMG-access(GUI) is enabled on the wan interface(s) and test quality of connection with pinging from both ends.




Hello Toshi,

thanx for your answer.

I tried it with a dummy password. You are right. I have a new device for authorization but the follow is the same. The authorization hangs.
If I do this over the GUI, there are no problems.
I am not sure that I understod you about "Just make sure fgfm(CLI)"



Esteemed Contributor II

I was talking about the FGT local config.


config sys int

  edit wan1

    set allowaccess ping fgfm



In the GUI, under Network->Interface->wan1 under Administrative Access section then FMG-Access checkbox for IPv4 and IPv6.


After factory Reset I check it. This settings are default. 
But my problem are the same:-)


Now I try it over gui; there is no problem.

Esteemed Contributor II

Just curiosity. What version of FortiOS running on the FGT(s)? And what's the version of FMG?


FG: 6.4.8

FMG 7.0.5
I found

You can set a register-password on Fortimanager, but there are no change 

Esteemed Contributor II

I would recommend opening a case at TAC.


I will do it