Support Forum
The Forums are a place to find answers on a range of Fortinet products from peers and product experts.
New Contributor II

SSLVPN User Complains SAML Auth Connections Are Slower

I have a user who is trying to run 3D CAD sessions over the SSLVPN. Yes, I know this is a terrible idea, and yes, he's been told. However. He is insisting that sessions initiated with SAML are slower and less responsive than are sessions authorized with a RADIUS connection to a NPS server that uses the Azure MFA plugin.


I don't understand how this is possible.


Is it possible? If so, how should I proceed, seeing as how we're using the free SSLVPN client?


Hi @mackdav1,


SAML or RADIUS, they are just for authentication. After the user is connected, traffic is handled by the FortiGate. There shouldn't be a difference in speed. Unless, you have separate firewall policies for SAML and RADIUS groups and the policy for SAML group has Security Profiles enabled. You can check the firewall policy and also make sure DTLS is enabled.



New Contributor II

SAML users are included on all the same policies as the non-SAML users, so there's no policy or underlying configuration difference.

Unless someone has any other ideas I'm just gonna assume this is a user hallucination.