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HS08
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FortiClient Always On

Hello,

How we can enable VPN always ON on FortiClient VPN?

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adimailig
Staff
Staff

You may refer to below guide 
https://community.fortinet.com/t5/FortiClient/Technical-Tip-FortiClient-EMS-Auto-connect-a-VPN-Tunne...

Best Regards,

Arnold Dimailig
TAC Engineer
HS08
New Contributor II

Hello,

On section 

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FortiClient.
Enabling the "Auto Connect", "Always UP" or "Save Password" options can only be done by editing the FortiClient XML configuration file (on non-managed installations.)
  1. From the FortiClient GUI, go to File -> Settings -> System.
  2. Backup the configuration.
  3. Edit the backup xml configuration file.  
  4. Locate the VPN tunnel section.
  5. Locate the [<show_remember_password>], [<show_alwaysup>], and [<show_autoconnect>] tags.
  6. Enable the tags by adding a [1] to the tags.
  7. Save the xml configuration.
  8. Restore configuration back to the FortiClient.

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There are no Setting under File, only close available there.

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adimailig

This is the Backup/Restore mentioned on the documentation.

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As you can see here the Restore button is greyed out. 
You need to unlock the FortiClient.
Click the "padlock" icon on upper right corner of FortiClient console.

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Best Regards,

Arnold Dimailig
TAC Engineer
HS08
New Contributor II

Hello,

Seem need license for those options.

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hbac
Staff
Staff

Hi @HS08,

 

On the FortiGate, you can run the following commands:

 

config vpn ssl web portal
edit <>

set auto-connect enable
set keep-alive enable
set save-password enable

end 

 

After that, connect to the VPN from FortiClient and the configuration will be pushed from FortiGate. Disconnect from the VPN and you should see those options. 

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Regards, 

rvillaroman
Staff
Staff

Hi @HS08,

 

Please note that this feature is only available on paid Forticlient version.

If this feature is required, kindly consider to purchase Forticlient EMS license.

 

Regards,

rvillaroman
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