ITS Service Desk

How To Install and Use FortiClient

FortiClient allows SNC staff members to access certain campus services from off campus.

To install FortiClient

  1. Download the install file from the FortiClient downloads page.
  2. Run the install.
  3. If asked to choose the Setup Type, select only "Secure Remote Access" (leave the other checkboxes turned off). Use the default selection for all other prompts.

To configure FortiClient

When you run FortiClient for the first time, you'll need to setup your connection to the college network.

  1. Double click the FortiClient icon on your computer. You may also launch the FortiClient console from the small green icon in your system tray (Windows) or the menu bar (Mac).
  2. Click "REMOTE ACCESS" on the left.
  3. Click "Configure VPN".
  4. To setup the new VPN connection, enter the following values in the fields:
    VPN: SSL-VPN (must be highlighted)
    Connection Name: SNC
    Description: connection to campus for Banner, etc.
    Remote Gateway: sslvpn.snc.edu
    Customize Port: 443
    Client Certificate: None
    Authentication: Prompt on login

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  5. Click "Save" to save this connection.
  6. Login to the app using your six-letter login ID. This will insure that you have it configured properly. If you don't need to use your VPN access yet, you can disconnect.

To use FortiClient

  1. Double click the FortiClient icon on your computer. You may also launch the FortiClient console from the small green icon in your system tray (Windows) or the menu bar (Mac). You can simply right click that icon and select "Connect to SNC".
  2. Login to the app using your six-letter login ID.
  3. Click the "Disconnect" button to end your session.

 

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