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Does security fabric needs Management IP enabled ?

I have FortiGate 80F-POE and while setting up the dashboard shows security fabric not connected.

In the Security fabric connector setting it shows Management IP -> Use wan ip/Specify. and Management Port.

If I enable security fabric connector does my remote Management on my Wan IP gets enabled by default ?

I am checking this because I dont want remote management on my WAN interface.

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Setting Management IP to use WAN IP does not automatically enable admin access on WAN. You would need to explicitly enable HTTP/S management access on the WAN interface by going to Network > Interfaces.

Two additional notes:

1. You don't actually need Fabric Management IP/Port for Security Fabric to work. That is just for Fabric SSO login and quick redirection between FortiGates.

2. To enable internal Fabric communication, be sure to turn on "Allow other Security Fabric devices to join" from the root FortiGate.

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