FortiClient Mac OS X 7.0 problem with Client cert auth
we use FortiClient on Mac OS X to connect to our customers VPNs.Till this week I used macOS 10.15/Catalina with forticlient 6.0 and everything was working well. Now I upgraded to macOS 12/Monterey which didn't work with forticlient 6.0, thus upgraded client to 7.0.5.0166
Connecting to VPNs without certificate auth works well, but i'm unable to get VPN with client cert auth working. Same setup (certificate, password) works well on windows (and also worked well on previous setup - macOS 10.15/client 6.0). The problem might be related to special characters in certificate name, the VPN setup looks like:
On old system / forticlient 6.0 everything seems to be right (connection window had proper characters). Once I tried new forticlient 7 on old macOS 10.15 and it didn't work. After downgrade to client 6.0 everythig was OK again (no change in certificate)
I tried reimporting the certificate to macOS, didn't help. I have more client certificates in keychain, they all show good names in setup window bud bad (escaped) in login window
Anyway I think my case is different - some VPNs do work for me, problem is only with ones where I need to use certificate auth (possibly only with special characters in cert name, but this is only my guess as all my VPN client certs do have diacritics)
Tomas, have you found a solution? I have read elsewhere that Forticlient 7 is broken and to use 6.4, but I cannot find where to download that. For now I gave up on Forticlient and just used the built-in Macos VPN client, which works fine for IPsec using the same client cert as the one I am trying to use for the SSL VPN.
Unfortunately I have no solution (except of connecting from Windows PC) and cannot contact official support as we do not have contract with Fortinet (it's our customer, but they do not care about our problems)
On old OS X I recall last working version was 6.0 (as soon as GUI was blue it didn't work)
Based on your input I tried configuring native Macos VPN, but I have to use both password and cert which I haven't figured out how to configure
I have registered only to comment that this product is really bad on MacOS platform. This problem has been present since FortClient 6.4, now I have had to uninstall (this version stopped working on OS Monterey) this version and install the latest version, 7.05.
I have the same problem as @tomasm and have not been able to get this "app" to work.
I hope that the official Fortinet "Support" can read these topics (I think that's what they exist for), to see if. they can resolve the error, which is clearly the product.
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