FGFW-ND-000010 - The FortiGate device must automatically audit account modification. - user


Since the accounts in the network device are privileged or system-level accounts, account management is vital to the security of the network device. Account management by a designated authority ensures access to the network device is being controlled in a secure manner by granting access to only authorized personnel with the appropriate and necessary privileges. Auditing account modification, along with an automatic notification to appropriate individuals, will provide the necessary reconciliation that account management procedures are being followed. If modifications to management accounts are not audited, reconciliation of account management procedures cannot be tracked.


This fix can be performed on the FortiGate GUI or on the CLI.
Log in to the FortiGate GUI with Super-Admin privilege.

1. Click Log and Report.
2. Click Log Settings.
3. Scroll down to Log Settings.
4. For Event Logging options, click 'All' (for most verbose logging, or 'Customize' and include at least the System activity event.
5. Click Apply.


1. Open a CLI console, via SSH or available from the GUI.
2. Run the following command:
# config log eventfilter
# set event enable
# set system enable
# set user enable
# end

See Also


Item Details


References: 800-53|AC-2(4), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001403, Rule-ID|SV-234163r628777_rule, STIG-ID|FGFW-ND-000010, Vuln-ID|V-234163

Plugin: FortiGate

Control ID: 8e85d25842b6d7fa0001030ee5f0d74d7ed554a7c40bbbf0dd6418f5e66660b4