Please disable this feature if you leave your computer unattended for longer periods of time or connect to a wired connection. Steps to run Mac or Windows. Step 1: Click on FortiClient desktop icon to launch software. Step 4: Enter the settings in each field as shown below and click apply. Note: For version 7 of this install, you may receive a security alert stating "a secure connection cannot be verified". Click "yes" at this warning to continue. Tap Server Settings.
Enter the settings in each field as shown below. FortiGate Server Address : vpn. Enter a description Optional Remote Gateway : vpn. Another option is split tunneling, which ensures that only the traffic for the private network is sent to the SSL VPN gateway. Internet traffic is sent through the usual unencrypted route. This conserves bandwidth and alleviates bottlenecks. The client uses the assigned IP address as its source address for the duration of the connection.
After the tunnel has been established, the user can access the network behind the FortiGate unit. Configuring the FortiGate unit to establish a tunnel with remote clients involves enabling the feature through SSL VPN configuration settings and selecting the appropriate web portal configuration for tunnel-mode access in the user group settings. The security policy and protection profiles on the FortiGate unit ensure that inbound traffic is screened and processed securely.
For information about client operating system requirements, see the Release Notes for your FortiGate firmware. For information on configuring tunnel mode, see Tunnel mode client configuration on page While tunnel mode provides a Layer 3 tunnel that users can run any application over, the user needs to install the tunnel client, and have the required administrative rights to do so.
In some situations, this may not be desirable, yet the simple web mode does not provide enough flexibility for application support for example, if you wish to use an email client that communicates with a POP3 server. The port forward mode, or proxy mode, provides this middle ground between web mode and tunnel mode.
When it receives data from a client application, the port forward module encrypts and sends the data to the FortiGate unit, which then forwards the traffic to the application server. The applet provides the up-to-date status information such as addressing and bytes sent and received. The user must configure the application on the PC to point to the local proxy instead of the application server.
For information on this configuration change, see the applic- ation documentation. The client application uses this information to connect to the Citrix server. When configuring the port forwarding module, a selection is available for Citrix servers. For Windows Remote Desktop Connections, when selecting the RDP option, the tunnel will launch the RDP client and connect to the local loopback address after the port forward module has been initiated.
A n t i v i r u s and firewall host compatibility. The following tables list the antivirus and firewall client software packages that are supported in FortiOS. S uppo r t e d Windows 7 bit and bit antivirus and firewall software. AVG Internet Security To reinforce security, you can enable a host integrity checker to scan the remote client. The integrity checker probes the remote client computer to verify that it is safe before access is granted.
Security attributes recorded on the client computer for example, in the Windows registry, in specific files, or held in memory due to running processes are examined and uploaded to the FortiGate unit. For more information, see Host check on page IPv6 configurations for security policies and addressing include:. In essentially any of the following instructions, replace I P v 4 with I P v 6 to achieve the same desired results, but for IPv6 addresses and configurations.
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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. I n t r oduc ti o n to SSL VPN As organizations have grown and become more complex, secure remote access to network resources has become critical for day-to-day operations. W e b — on l y mode Web-only mode provides remote users with a fast and efficient way to access server applications from any thin client computer equipped with a web browser. P o r t forwarding mode While tunnel mode provides a Layer 3 tunnel that users can run any application over, the user needs to install the tunnel client, and have the required administrative rights to do so.
A n t i v i r u s and firewall host compatibility The following tables list the antivirus and firewall client software packages that are supported in FortiOS. H o s t check To reinforce security, you can enable a host integrity checker to scan the remote client.
To request the client certificate for authentication, client-cert is enabled:. Configure the proxy policy to apply authentication and the security profile, selecting the appropriate user object depending on the user type:. In this example, the same configuration as in Example 1 is used, with a web proxy profile added to enable adding the client certificate to the HTTP header X-Forwarded-Client-Cert.
The header is then forwarded to the server. Repeat steps 1 to 6 of Example 1 , using the common name on the certificate to verify the user. Configure a web proxy profile that adds the HTTP x-forwarded-client-cert header in forwarded requests:. The added header cannot be checked using the sniffer, because the FortiGate encrypts the HTTP header to forward it to the server.
Example 1 In this example, clients are issued unique client certificates from your CA. To configure the FortiGate: Configure user authentication. Verify the user based on the common name on the certificate: config user certificate edit "single-certificate" set type single-certificate set common-name "client. The SSL certificate is the server certificate that is presented to the user as they connect: config firewall vip edit "mTLS" set type access-proxy set extip To request the client certificate for authentication, client-cert is enabled: config firewall access-proxy edit "mTLS-access-proxy" set vip "mTLS" set client-cert enable set empty-cert-action accept config api-gateway edit 1 config realservers edit 1 set ip This example uses Chrome.
When prompted, select the client certificate, then click OK. Click Certificate information to view details about the certificate. At least one of the DH Group settings on the remote peer or client must match one the selections on the FortiGate unit. Failure to match one or more DH groups will result in failed negotiations. When the key expires, a new key is generated without interrupting service. The key life can be from to , seconds.
The client and the local FortiGate unit must have the same NAT traversal setting both selected or both cleared to connect reliably. Phase 2 Select the encryption and authentication algorithms that will be proposed to the remote VPN peer. You can specify up to two proposals. To establish a VPN connection, at least one of the proposals that you specify must match configuration on the remote peer. PFS forces a new Diffie-Hellman exchange when the tunnel starts and whenever the phase 2 key life expires, causing a new key to be generated each time.
This must match the DH Group that the remote peer or dialup client uses. Select Apply to save the profile. Auto-connect only when. Off-Net Turn on the automatically connect only when Off-Net. Enter your username, password, and select the Connect button. Optionally, you can click on the system tray, right-click the FortiClient icon and select the VPN connection you want to connect to.
When connected, the console will display the connection status, duration, and other relevant information. You can now browse your remote network. Select the Disconnect button when you are ready to terminate the VPN session. When enabled in the FortiGate configuration, once the FortiClient is connected to the FortiGate, the client will receive these configuration options.
For FortiClient VPN configurations, once these features are enabled they may only be edited from the command line. You can use FortiToken with FortiClient for two-factor authentication. This requires that the Windows log on screen is not bypassed. As such, if VPN before Windows log on is enabled, it is required to also check the check box Users must entera username and password to use this computer in the UserAccounts dialog box.
This is a balanced, but incomplete XML configuration fragment. All closing tags are included, but some important elements to complete the IPsec VPN configuration are omitted. This feature supports auto running a user-defined script after the configured VPN tunnel is connected or disconnected. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. This section describes how to configure remote access. Multiple remote gateways can be configured by separating each entry with a semicolon. If one gateway is not available, the VPN will connect to the next configured gateway. Customize port Select to change the port. The default port is Add a new connection Authentication Select to prompt on login, or save login. The option to disable is available when Client Certificate is enabled.
Username If you selected to save login, enter the username in the dialog box. Client Certificate Select to enable client certificates, then select the certificate from the dropdown list. Do not Warn Invalid Server Certificate Select if you do not want to warned if the server presents an invalid certificate.
Authentication Method Select either X. Authentication XAuth Select to prompt on login, save login, or disable. Username If you selected save login, enter the username in the dialog box. VPN Settings Mode Select one of the following: l Main : In Main mode, the phase 1 parameters are exchanged in multiple rounds with encrypted authentication information.
Add a new connection Phase 1 Select the encryption and authentication algorithms used to generate keys for protecting negotiations and add encryption and authentication algorithms as required. Key Life The Key Life setting sets a limit on the length of time that a phase 2 key can be used.
Remote IPsec VPN access. UDP/IKE , ESP (IP 50), NAT-T Remote SSL VPN access.