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Installing FortiClient from repo.fortinet.com
Installing FortiClient using a downloaded installation file
Installation folder and running processes

Administration Guide

Linux

The following instructions will guide you though the installation of FortiClient on a Linux computer running Ubuntu, Red Hat, or CentOS. You can install FortiClient (Linux) from repo.fortinet.com or using a downloaded installation file. For more information, see the FortiClient (Linux) Release Notes.

Installing FortiClient from repo.fortinet.com

You can install FortiClient 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. Do one of the following:
    1. If installing on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:

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

    2. If installing on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:

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

Installation folder and running processes

The FortiClient installation folder is /usr/bin/forticlient. The config.xml file is in the /etc/forticlient directory. In case there are issues or you need to report a bug, FortiClient logs are available in /var/log/forticlient.

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Linux

The following instructions will guide you though the installation of FortiClient on a Linux computer running Ubuntu, Red Hat, or CentOS. You can install FortiClient (Linux) from repo.fortinet.com or using a downloaded installation file. For more information, see the FortiClient (Linux) Release Notes.

Installing FortiClient from repo.fortinet.com

You can install FortiClient 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. Do one of the following:
    1. If installing on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:

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

    2. If installing on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:

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

Installation folder and running processes

The FortiClient installation folder is /usr/bin/forticlient. The config.xml file is in the /etc/forticlient directory. In case there are issues or you need to report a bug, FortiClient logs are available in /var/log/forticlient.