FortiClient VPN: Macintosh Download

Fortinet FortiClient VPN is Virtual Private Network (VPN) software, required to securely connect to UB services, such as My Virtual Computing Lab and UBfs Myfiles, from off campus. 

Operating System: Macintosh

Applies To: UB students, faculty and staff  

Last Updated: August 17, 2020

Note: AnyConnect is the recommended VPN client at UB.

Download FortiClient VPN

Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times and does not limit the number of downloads.

(Last updated 3/16/2020)

Installation Instructions

Running Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra or newer?

Enable the FortiClient VPN software extension in macOS Preferences > Security & Privacy 

 Select SSL-VPN For Connection Name, enter UBVPN For Remote Gateway, enter ubvpn.buffalo.edu Set Client Certificate to None For Authentication, select Prompt on login Check customize port and enter 10443 Click Save.
  1. Check the acknowledgement box and click I accept.
  2. Click Configure VPN.
  3. Choose the following settings:
    • Select SSL-VPN
    • For Connection Name, enter UBVPN
    • For Remote Gateway, enter ubvpn.buffalo.edu
    • Set Client Certificate to None
    • For Authentication, select Prompt on login
    • Check customize port and enter 10443
  4. Click Save

Using FortiClient VPN

Requirements for Use

  • You must be located off campus and first establish a connection to the Internet through your Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as Spectrum or Verizon
  • You can run FortiClient from a foreign country, but only if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is not running a proxy server.

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Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.