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by lunarg on June 26th 2020, at 12:34

By default, the FortiClient will start up automatically when starting macOS. This may not always be desirable but fortunately, auto-start can be disabled quite easily.

The FortiClient launch agent is located at /Library/LaunchAgents/com.fortinet.forticlient.fct_launcher.plist. Use any text editor to open and edit this file, but you probably will need to do this using Terminal and using sudo to launch a text-based text editor (e.g. vi or nano).

With the file open, look for these lines:


Change true to false and save the file. Note that updates to the FortiClient may overwrite the change.

by lunarg on March 13th 2019, at 13:49

Currently, it is not possible to configure the DNS suffix (search domain) for SSL VPN and IPSEC tunnels through the GUI, but it can be configured using the CLI.


config vpn ssl settings
set dns-suffix


config vpn ipsec phase1-interface
set domain

Changes are effective immediately. After configuring the setting, users will be able to resolve names using single names instead of FQDN.

by lunarg on June 24th 2015, at 11:10
The logging on a FortiGate firewall is very scarse, making it difficult to troubleshoot issues. This can especially be a problem when setting up a site-to-site IPSEC VPN tunnel. Although the web interface doesn't provide much information for troubleshooting and debugging, the console does when debugging is enabled.

On most (if not, all) FortiGate appliances, you can access the console through the web interface. It usually can be found on the Dashboard (> Status).

As it says, click on the console to activate it.

Enabling debugging for all IPSEC VPNs means we enable debug mode on "IKE". This is done by the following series of commands.

If any debugging is already in progress  ...
by lunarg on June 5th 2015, at 14:53

A note of caution: when installing the Fortinet SSO Agent on a server, the option to secure connections from a FortiGate with a password is enabled by default, and a random password is assigned.

You have to turn off or change the password before you add the SSO agent in your Fortigate.

There's no mention of this in the manuals, so now you know...

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