Linux VPN Setup

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Please note – Fortinet has changed their public repositories to a version that does not have VPN remote access capabilities. The version below is available only with a support contract. If you previously installed from the Fortinet repo, you likely need to remove the old version before following the instructions below.


Fortigate Supported Linux Distributions

If you are running Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu, there are updated versions of the VPN client.


To install on Red Hat or CentOS:
1. Obtain a FortiClient Linux installation rpm file from Here.

2. In a terminal window, run the following command: $ sudo yum install <FortiClient installation rpm file> -y

 <FortiClient installation rpm file> is the full path to the downloaded rpm file.


To install on Ubuntu:
1. Obtain a FortiClient Linux installation deb file from Here.

2. Install FortiClient using the following command: $ sudo apt-get install <FortiClient installation deb file>

  <FortiClient installation deb file> is the full path to the downloaded deb file. 


Once installed, please configure with the settings below:

Connection: University of Akron
Server: vpn.uakron.edu:443

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