- you can't delete it
- you can't change it's password or any details of the account unless your actually logged in as the user "admin"
In this post, I will show you one simple means for changing the "admin" account login if you have happen to have forgotten this user password. It does not require a reboot and is quite simple to do.
Step1: down the configuration file by doing a backup
Step 2: Unix "vi" the cfg or use a text editor of your choice
Open the config file in a text editor like vi or vim and go down to the config system admin section
Step 3: change the ENC hashed string or a known user password
Here I'm using my account "kfelix" string and replacing the admin ENC string with mine
Step 4: Restore the newly modified config with the replaced hashed-string
Maintenance > System
Now you can ogin as "admin" and you will find out the device would not have been reloaded
The above process will work for any FortiMail device, & as long as you have at least one super_admin user installed.
note: Any super_admin user can change or delete any other account , except "admin".
Depending on model and OS you will get either one of these 2 error messages if you try to change any part of the "admin" account and you are NOT login in as "admin"
Freelance Network / Security Engineer
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