March 27, 2020

Config Versioning on a FortiGate

Config Versioning on a FortiGate

There is a somewhat hidden tool on FortiGates that allows you to save configs and perform diffs on them or revert to a previous version.

This can be used to easily see differences between config changes you have made.  

To access it you will need to go to the following address:


From here you can perform diffs by selecting two configs and hitting diff. Save changes you have made to create versions or revert back to a previous version.

See also:

How to Backup a FortiGate Config in 6.0+
To backup your Fortigate config from the GUI in 6.0+ go to the top right corner and click your username then Configuration -&gt; Backup Here you will see the options, click OK to save to your local computer.