Instruction for Windows Fortigate client

Download

Please log in at https://vpn.uni-kiel.de/ and download the FortiClientOnline installer for Windows. Starting from Windows 7 all Microsoft operating systems are supported.

Starten der Installationsdatei

 

Installation

After downloading the installer, please start it with a double click and the regarding security request has to be answered with yes.

Bestätigen der Adminrechte

 

The FortiGate installer will now reload the relevant data from the internet (internet connection required!).

Download der Images

Entpacken der Images

 

Subsequently the setup wizard will start automatically.

Installationssetup Accept Terms

 

After this, the license agreement has to be read and accepted (check the box on the bottom on the left-hand side).

Installationssetup

Forticlient is only intented for using the VPN only. Futher components, e.g.

Now, please choose to install VPN components: the "VPN Only" option is sufficient for only using VPN. Please avoid using "Complete" as problems might occur, if a second antivurs componente (included as "Demo mode") is installed beside e.g. Sophos Antivirus. In case you are interested in using an antivirus program, Sophos Antivirus is provided.

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Now the installation directory can be chosen. We recommend to keep the already pre-filled path, unless desired differently.

VPN Installation

 

Please click "Install" to start the installation.

Start der Installation

Installationsprozess

 

Please finish the installation by clicking "Finish".

Fertige Installation

 

Configuration

After FortiClient has been installed successfully, the client can be found in the program folder or can be searched in the start menu.

 

menu

The "FortiClientConsole" can be started by clicking on FortiClient. For setting up a VPN connection please click "Configure VPN".

VPN Konfigurieren

 

Please click on the "+" symbol (on the bottom of the left-hand side) for establishing a new VPN connection:

VPN Verbindung einrichten

 

Please choose "SSL-VPN".

For the Verbindungsnamen "CAU Kiel" can be selected. However, using other names is also possible.

Please note, that for establishing a VPN connection to CAU  the "Remote Gateway" has to be "https://vpn.rz.uni-kiel.de".

In general the port does not have to be modified. However, if port 443 is not available, the port can be adjusted after selecting "Port anpassen".

There is the possibility to save the authentication data. If not, the password has to be entered at each login.

Please enter your "su"- or "stu"- number (employees or students) angegeben werden.

The VPN profil will be saved after clicking on  "Anwenden".

Konfiguration des Portes

 

Connect

Now the log in in the main window via the VPN-Profil der CAU Kiel is possible. Please click on "Verbinden" to start the connection process.

 

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If the connection has been established, a pop up with the message "FortiClient - Verbunden zu CAU Kiel" appears.

connected

 

The "FortiClient Console" provides information regarding the VPN connection e.g. (assigned IP address, duration of the connection and the amount of the received and the sent data).

 

connected