Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Training (NSE6)

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


In this two-day Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Training (NSE6) class, you will learn how to use FortiAuthenticator for secure authentication and identity management. You will learn how to configure and deploy FortiAutheticator, use FortiAuthenticator for certificate management and two-factor authentication, authenticate users using LDAP and RADIUS servers, and explore SAML SSO and how FortiAuthenticator can act as both a SAML identity provider and service provider. Finally, you will examine some helpful troubleshooting techniques.

In interactive labs, you will explore how to authenticate users, with FortiAuthenticator acting as a RADIUS and LDAP server, a certificate authority (CA), and a logon event collector that uses—and extends—the Fortinet Single Sign-On (FSSO) framework to transparently authenticate users. You will explore portal services, FortiTokens, and digital certificates.

  • This Fortinet FortiAuthenticator (NSE6) course prepares you for the FortiAuthenticator Specialist exam.

The FortiAuthenticator Specialist exam counts toward one of the four NSE 6 specializations required to get the NSE 6 certification.


If you take the online format of this class, you must use a computer that has the following:

  • A high-speed Internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser
  • A PDF viewer
  • Speakers or headphones
  • You should use a wired Ethernet connection, not a WiFi connection. Firewalls, including Windows Firewall or FortiClient, must allow connections to the online labs.

By the end of the Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Training (NSE6) course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Deploy and configure FortiAuthenticator
  • Configure the LDAP and RADIUS service
  • Configure the self-service portal
  • Configure FortiAuthenticator and FortiGate for two-factor authentication
  • Provision FortiToken hardware and FortiToken mobile software tokens
  • Configure FortiAuthenticator as a logon event collector using the FSSO communication framework
  • Configure portal services for guest and local user management
  • Configure FortiAuthenticator for wired and wireless 802.1x authentication, MAC-based authentication, and machine-based authentication using supported EAP methods
  • Troubleshoot authentication failures
  • Manage digital certificates (root CA, sub-CA, user, and local services digital certificates)
  • Configure FortiAuthenticator as a SCEP server for CRLs and CSRs
  • Configure FortiAuthenticator as a SAML identity provider and service provider
  • Monitor and troubleshoot SAML
  • We can adapt this Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Training (NSE6) course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Fortinet FortiAuthenticator (NSE6) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Fortinet FortiAuthenticator (NSE6) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Fortinet FortiAuthenticator (NSE6) course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Before taking this Fortinet FortiAuthenticator (NSE6) course, students should take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience:

  • Anyone who is responsible for the day-to-day management of FortiAuthenticator.

Before taking this Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Training (NSE6) course, students should take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience:

  • FortiGate Security- NSE4 (FORT-SECI)
  • FortiGate Infrastructure- NSE4 (FORT-INFRA)
  • Understanding of authentication, authorization, and accounting


Fortinet FortiAuthenticator Training (NSE6)
  • Introduction and Initial Configuration
  • Administering and Authenticating Users
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Fortinet Single Sign-On
  • Portal Services
  • 802.1X Authentication
  • Certificate Management
  • SAML Configuration
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