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The FortiGate device must use DoD-approved Certificate Authorities (CAs) for public key certificates.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-234198 FGFW-ND-000195 SV-234198r628777_rule Medium
For user certificates, each organization obtains certificates from an approved, shared service provider, as required by OMB policy. For federal agencies operating a legacy public key infrastructure cross-certified with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority at medium assurance or higher, this CA will suffice.
Fortinet FortiGate Firewall NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-01-29


Check Text ( C-37383r611781_chk )
Log in to the FortiGate GUI with Super-Admin privilege.

1. Click System.
2. Click Certificates.
3. Verify CAs are approved providers.

If the public key certificates are not from an approved service provider, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-37348r611782_fix)
1. Obtain CA certificate from a DoD-approved provider.
2. Log in to the FortiGate GUI with Super-Admin privilege.
3. Click System.
4. Click Certificates.
5. Click Import in the toolbar.
6. Click CA Certificate.
7. On the Import CA Certificate page, select Type File.
8. Locate the certificate file and upload the certificate file.
9. Click OK to import the certificate.