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To Manually Configure

  1. Download the OSX client below and double click on the download. It will mount as a drive. You must open the finder and click on it like a disk drive and run the as shown in the screenshot below.OSX finder, fortigate client update path display
  2. A window will pop up. Click 'Continue', then 'Continue', then 'Agree to the license' (if you are UPGRADING then you will not see that step) then click the 'Customize' button on the lower middle part of the window (see screenshot below)
    OSX install Forticlient page, customize button display
  3. IMPORTANT NOW UNCHECK OTHER COMPONENTS or it will install a slew of annoying garbage such as webfilter, antivirus etc. which you don't need
  4. Click the 'Install' button and finally the 'Close' button
  5. On the top OSX Menu Bar click the Black Shield and select Open Forticlient Console OR Go to your Finder then click 'Applications' on the left side of that window then on the right side double click on the Forticlient icon with the Red Shield (see pictures of both methods below).

    OSX menu bar black shield, open forticlient console path display

    OSX finder tool, Applications, forticlient console path display
  6. Once open, click the 'Remote Access' tab on the left side of the window then the gray gear icon on the right part of the window and select Add New Connection (see picture below)

    OSX forticlient console page display
  7. Select the SSLvpn radio button on top
  8. Name your connection: eg: CCISD or Hancock Schools or REMC1
  9. Remote Gateway:
  10. Click 'Customize Port' and type in 10443
  11. Click 'Save Login' checkbox

    OSX forticlient vpn add connection page display
  12. Type in your username in the Username field. This will be your FULL USERNAME which designates what district or entity you are employed with. eg: or . Contact remc1 if you are a vendor/outside entity or are unsure of your full username.
  13. Click the 'Add' button at the bottom right