Administrator profiles

Administrator profiles are used to control administrator access privileges to devices or system features. Profiles are assigned to administrator accounts when an administrator is created. The profile controls access to both the FortiManager GUI and CLI.

There are four predefined system profiles:


Restricted user profiles have no system privileges enabled, and have read‑only access for all device privileges.


Standard user profiles have no system privileges enabled, and have read/write access for all device privileges.


Super user profiles have all system and device privileges enabled. It cannot be edited.


Package user profile have read/write policy and objects privileges enabled, and have read-only access for system and other privileges.

These profiles cannot be deleted, but standard and restricted profiles can be edited. New profiles can also be created as required. Only super user administrators can manage administrator profiles. Package user administrators can view the profile list.

Go to System Settings > Admin > Profile to view and manage administrator profiles.

The following options are available:

Create New

Create a new administrator profile. See Creating administrator profiles.


Edit the selected profile. See Editing administrator profiles.


Delete the selected profile or profiles. See Deleting administrator profiles.


Search the administrator profiles list.

The following information is shown:


The name the administrator uses to log in.


The profile type, either System Admin or Restricted Admin.


A description of the system and device access permissions allowed for the selected profile.