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How do I install FortiClient VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? - vetechno

How do I install FortiClient VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
How do I install FortiClient VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
 

In this blog post, we are going to install FortiClient VPN Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The Free FortiClient VPN Application allows you to create a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection using SSL VPN "Tunnel Mode" or IPSec connections between your device or machine and FortiGate Firewall. Your connections are fully encrypted and all the traffic will be sent over the secure tunnel.


This FortiClient VPN client can be installed on Ubuntu Operating System as well using the DEB binary or directly from the Fortinet Ubuntu repos. It can be installed on all major Operating systems like Windows, macOS, and Linux/Ubuntu Operating systems.

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To install FortiClient VPN Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or other Ubuntu releases using the DEB binary file, move to FortiClient downloads page and download the DEB binary installer file.


Supported Features


- IPSec and SSLVPN “Tunnel Mode”
- Two-factor Authentication using FortiToken
- Client Certificates
- English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language Support 
- The VPN-only version of FortiClient offers SSL VPN and IPSecVPN, but does not include any support.

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Prerequisites


Need sudo / root privileges

Let's do download the .deb file from the Fortinet official website.


Step1. Click here to download .deb file

Step2. Go to download folder and double click on forticlient_vpn file.

It will automatically install on your system.


Installing FortiClient VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Step1. Add gpg key repo.
wget -O - https://repo.fortinet.com/repo/6.4/ubuntu/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
Step2. Now Add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list
deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/ /bionic multiverse
Step3. Then update package list.
sudo apt update 
Step4. Install latest FortiClient VPN
sudo apt install forticlient
Now launch forticlient vpn from show Application.

Installing on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


For Ubuntu 16.04 we have different repos which can not be installed on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. So, lets start with adding repo.

Step1. First add gpg key repo.
wget -O - https://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
Step2. Now move to /etc/apt/sources.list and Add the following line.
deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
Step3. Now update the package List.
sudo apt update
Step4. Install the latest Forticlient VPN
sudo apt install forticlient
If you are facing any issue please do watch below video

Conclusion

Congratulation you have successfully installed the latest Forticlient VPN on Ubuntu Operating system. Please let me know in the comment box if you are facing any issue when you are installing.

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