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Linux

FortiClient is recommended for FMRIB VPN connectivity on Linux.

Linux FortiClient configurations

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Ubuntu 22 FortiClient setup

Ubuntu 22 FortiClient setup

FortiClient is required for FMRIB VPN on Linux.

Following guide assumes Forticlient 7.0 VPN only version installing on Ubuntu 22 (Jan 2023).

From the Fortinet downloads page, currently https://www.fortinet.com/support/product-downloads , download the VPN for Linux, at the time of writing 'forticlient_vpn_7.07.0246_amd.deb'.

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Open a terminal and use the cd command to switch to the directory where the .deb resides. Enter the following commands, ensuring the filename matches the .deb file you downloaded.

sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y

sudo apt install ./forticlient_vpn_7.0.7.0246_amd64.deb

Launch FortiClient using the shied icon in the top bar and then click 'configure VPN'

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Enter the gateway address https://vpn.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fmrib into the Remote Gateway field. Optionally enter your WIN computing account username. Click 'save'. You should now be able to connect to FMRIB via VPN.

 

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A guide to configuring FortiClient for FMRIB access on Rocky 9 computers

Rocky 9 FortiClient setup

FortiClient is required for FMRIB VPN on Linux.

Following guide assumes Forticlient 7.0 VPN only version installing on Rocky 9.1 (Jan 2023).

From the Fortinet downloads page, currently https://www.fortinet.com/support/product-downloads , download the rpm file from the VPN for Linux section, at the time of writing 'forticlient_vpn_7.07.0246_x86_64.rpm'.

 

Open a terminal and use the cd command to switch to the directory where the .rpm resides. Enter the following commands, ensuring the filename matches the .rpm file you downloaded.

sudo dnf install forticlient_vpn_7.07.0246_x86_64.rpm -y

Launch FortiClient using the shied icon in the top bar and then click 'configure VPN'.

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Enter the gateway address https://vpn.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fmrib into the Remote Gateway field. Optionally enter your WIN computing account username. Click 'save'. You should now be able to connect to FMRIB via VPN.

 

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RHEL 9 FortiClient setup

RHEL 9 FortiClient setup