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Installation Information

Installing FortiClient (Linux)

You can install FortiClient (Linux) on the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu

For supported versions, see Product Integration and Support.

Installing FortiClient (Linux) from repo.fortinet.com

You can install FortiClient (Linux) from the repository at repo.fortinet.com.

Installing on Red Hat or CentOS

  1. Add the repository by using the following command:

    sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo http://repo.fortinet.com/repo/centos/7/os/x86_64/fortinet.repo

  2. Install FortiClient by using the following command:

    sudo yum install forticlient

Installing on Ubuntu

  1. Install the gpg key by using the following command:

    wget -O - http://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -

  2. Add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:

    deb [arch=amd64] http://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse

  3. Update package lists by using the following command:

    sudo apt-get update

  4. Install FortiClient by using the following command:

    sudo apt install forticlient

Installing FortiClient (Linux) using a downloaded installation file

Installing on Red Hat or CentOS

  1. Obtain a FortiClient Linux installation rpm file.
  2. In a terminal window, run the following command:

    $ sudo yum install <FortiClient installation rpm file> -y

    <FortiClient installation rpm file> is the full path to the downloaded rpm file.

Installing on Ubuntu

  1. Obtain a FortiClient Linux installation deb file.
  2. Install FortiClient using the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get install <FortiClient installation deb file>

    <FortiClient installation deb file> is the full path to the downloaded deb file.

    If installing FortiClient on Ubuntu 17.10 or 18.04, install the dependencies: libgconf2-4 and libgconf-2-4 by using the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get install <FortiClient deb file> libgconf2-4 libgconf-2-4

Installation folder and running processes

FortiClient installation folder is /usr/bin/forticlient.

config.xml is in /etc/forticlient

In case there are issues, or to report a bug, FortiClient logs are available in /var/log/forticlient.

Some running processes /usr/bin/forticlient include:

  • fctsched
  • fortitray
  • FortiClient
  • epctrl

Uninstalling FortiClient (Linux)

Use the following procedure to uninstall FortiClient (Linux) from Red Hat or CentOS operating systems.

To uninstall FortiClient:
  1. In a terminal window, run the following command:

    $ sudo yum remove forticlient

 

Use the following procedure to uninstall FortiClient (Linux) from Ubuntu operating systems.

To uninstall FortiClient:
  1. In a terminal window, run the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get remove forticlient

Installation Information

Installing FortiClient (Linux)

You can install FortiClient (Linux) on the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu

For supported versions, see Product Integration and Support.

Installing FortiClient (Linux) from repo.fortinet.com

You can install FortiClient (Linux) from the repository at repo.fortinet.com.

Installing on Red Hat or CentOS

  1. Add the repository by using the following command:

    sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo http://repo.fortinet.com/repo/centos/7/os/x86_64/fortinet.repo

  2. Install FortiClient by using the following command:

    sudo yum install forticlient

Installing on Ubuntu

  1. Install the gpg key by using the following command:

    wget -O - http://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -

  2. Add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:

    deb [arch=amd64] http://repo.fortinet.com/repo/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse

  3. Update package lists by using the following command:

    sudo apt-get update

  4. Install FortiClient by using the following command:

    sudo apt install forticlient

Installing FortiClient (Linux) using a downloaded installation file

Installing on Red Hat or CentOS

  1. Obtain a FortiClient Linux installation rpm file.
  2. In a terminal window, run the following command:

    $ sudo yum install <FortiClient installation rpm file> -y

    <FortiClient installation rpm file> is the full path to the downloaded rpm file.

Installing on Ubuntu

  1. Obtain a FortiClient Linux installation deb file.
  2. Install FortiClient using the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get install <FortiClient installation deb file>

    <FortiClient installation deb file> is the full path to the downloaded deb file.

    If installing FortiClient on Ubuntu 17.10 or 18.04, install the dependencies: libgconf2-4 and libgconf-2-4 by using the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get install <FortiClient deb file> libgconf2-4 libgconf-2-4

Installation folder and running processes

FortiClient installation folder is /usr/bin/forticlient.

config.xml is in /etc/forticlient

In case there are issues, or to report a bug, FortiClient logs are available in /var/log/forticlient.

Some running processes /usr/bin/forticlient include:

  • fctsched
  • fortitray
  • FortiClient
  • epctrl

Uninstalling FortiClient (Linux)

Use the following procedure to uninstall FortiClient (Linux) from Red Hat or CentOS operating systems.

To uninstall FortiClient:
  1. In a terminal window, run the following command:

    $ sudo yum remove forticlient

 

Use the following procedure to uninstall FortiClient (Linux) from Ubuntu operating systems.

To uninstall FortiClient:
  1. In a terminal window, run the following command:

    $ sudo apt-get remove forticlient