FortiClient VPN

VPN or Virtual Private Network allows you to connect from outside our network, create a secure encrypted connection and access internal resources as if you were connected locally, on campus. This access includes file shares, printers and internet traffic. Once your work is complete, you can simply disconnect the client to end your sessions.

**Please note: Windows PC users may experience random connectivity issues when you connect a Windows-based mobile PC to a wireless home network. Windows "Power saving mode" may interrupt or disconnect you from the network. Please disable this feature if you leave your computer unattended for longer periods of time or connect to a wired connection.

 

VPN Client Download

win vpn   Mac vpn    Android vpn

iOS vpn   rpm vpn   deb vpn

Steps to run MAC or Windows

Step 1: Click on FortiClient desktop icon to launch software.
Step 2: Click on "Config VPN" to add a VPN connection.
Step 3: Select "SSL-VPN" at the top of the box.
Step 4: Enter the settings in each field as shown below and click apply.

vpn

  • Enter a Connection Name - (TSC suggests using  "LU SSL" for SSL - Only SSL is available at this time.)
  • Enter a description (Optional)
  • Remote Gateway : vpn.lakeheadu.ca
  • Place a check mark in box beside "Customize Port"
  • Customize port number - 10443
  • Enter your Lakehead Username & Password and click "Connect" when using the VPN.

 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.

Steps to run (Android)

1. Tap FortiClient to launch app.
2. Tap "New VPN" on the lower left corner.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on Android device. the 'New VPN' is highlighted at the bottom

3. Enter VPN name, select SSL VPN, then tap create.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on Android device. the input fields are highlighted

4. Tap Server Settings.
5. Enter the settings in each field as shown below.

FortiGate Server Address : vpn.lakeheadu.ca
screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on Android device. the form is filled out with information provided in steps

 

Steps to run (iOS)

Download the client from the App Store (use the link above).

screenshot of FortiClient VPN in the Apple App Store

When you first open the app, this screen will pop-up. Make sure to push “I accept”.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the 'Accept' button is highlighted

On the next screen, select “OK, got it”.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the 'OK got it' button is highlighted

The next prompt is to ask permission.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the 'Allow' permission button is highlighted

Next, enter your iOS device passcode.

screenshot of Apple iPhone passcode screen

On the next screen “select connection >”

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the 'Select Connection' button is highlighted

Enter the following information as shown below, please make sure to use your Lakehead Username.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the form is filled out with information provided in the steps

At the next prompt, select “OK”.

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the 'OK' button is highlighted

Enter your Username & Password and click "OK".

screenshot of FortiClient VPN open on an Apple device. the user/password prompt is shown