I have a 100F device (6.2.8) setup for SSL VPN for remote connections using the VPN-only forticlient.
Windows works perfectly. MacOS does not! The VPN shows "Connecting" and then simply goes back to no message. There are no errors. The VPN does not connect.
Mac = Big Sur 11.4
Forticlient = 7.0.1.0060
- the VPN actually connects and authenticates. Logs show this. Also, putting in fake login details generates an client error for the wrong user/pass. The correct user/pass generates no messages. It connects but then for reasons unknown gets disconnected.
Check in Security & Privacy fortitray needs permission when you installed for the first time. If you cant see the application uninstall the forticlient using forticlient uninstaller and reinstall again. Check again in Security & Privacy > General. Allow fortitray app.
The process of installing and reinstalling FortiClient is flawed and from the first installation on, the others always end up resulting in the error reported in this post. The solution is quite simple, as it is about lack of permission, just go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy and select Full Disk Access and give full permission to FortiClient. Voila, everything working.
Since yesterday, I have been experiencing the exact same issue. I am currently using MacOS Ventura 13.4 and FortiClient VPN 7.0.1.0060. There have been no changes made by the IT department, and I can successfully connect to the VPN using FortiClient on my iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, and even a Mac running High Sierra (10.13.6). The behavior is consistent across these devices, where FortiTray correctly connects to the VPN. On both the Ventura Macs i own, however, FortiTray attempts to establish a connection but suddenly disconnects. I have checked the logs, but they do not provide any useful information. The only odd thing I have noticed is that both the FortiClient and FortiClient Uninstaller applications in the Applications folder have a grey lock icon in the bottom left corner. On MacOS Ventura, the System Settings app has undergone significant changes in appearance compared to previous versions. However, in the Privacy & Security panel, I have granted all permissions to the app, and in any case I have not made any changes to them in the past two days.
Do you have any other advice or suggestions on what I could try?
Did you manage to find a solution. I'm in the same boat as you with MacOS Ventura 13.4.1. I've tried multiple versions of Forticlient VPN from 7.0.1 all the way to 7.2.0 and nothing works due to the FortiTray never giving the option to give permission.
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