FortiClient VPN: Windows Download

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

Operating System: Windows

Applies To: UB students, faculty and staff using UBVPN

Last Updated: June 11, 2020

UB faculty and staff – please check with your departmental IT support to ensure the Fortinet VPN client is for you. You may need to use the AnyConnect VPN client.

Download FortiClient VPN

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

(Last updated 3/16/2020)

Install FortiClient VPN

 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

Connect with FortiClient VPN

Requirements

  • 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, in order to use Fortinet.
  • You must use Windows 10, 8.1, 8.
  • You can run FortiClient VPN from a foreign country, but only if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is not running a proxy server.

Eligibility for Downloading FortiClient

FortiClient VPN can be downloaded by UB faculty, staff and students who have paid the Comprehensive fee.

Still need help?

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