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EMS Administration Guide

Accessing FortiClient EMS remotely

You can access FortiClient EMS remotely using a web browser instead of the GUI.

To enable remote access to FortiClient EMS:
  1. Go to System Settings > Server.
  2. Enable Remote HTTPS access.
  3. If desired, in the Custom hostname field, enter the hostname or IP address. Otherwise, the Pre-defined hostname is used.
  4. If desired, select the Redirect HTTP request to HTTPS checkbox. If this option is enabled, if you attempt to remotely access EMS at http://<server_name>, this is automatically redirected to https://<server_name>.
  5. Click Save.
To remotely access FortiClient EMS:
  • To access EMS from the EMS server, visit https://localhost
  • To access the server remotely, use the server's hostname: https://<server_name>

    Ensure you can ping <server_name> remotely. This can be achieved by adding it into a DNS entry or to the Windows hosts file. You may have to modify the Windows firewall rules to allow the connection.

Accessing FortiClient EMS remotely

You can access FortiClient EMS remotely using a web browser instead of the GUI.

To enable remote access to FortiClient EMS:
  1. Go to System Settings > Server.
  2. Enable Remote HTTPS access.
  3. If desired, in the Custom hostname field, enter the hostname or IP address. Otherwise, the Pre-defined hostname is used.
  4. If desired, select the Redirect HTTP request to HTTPS checkbox. If this option is enabled, if you attempt to remotely access EMS at http://<server_name>, this is automatically redirected to https://<server_name>.
  5. Click Save.
To remotely access FortiClient EMS:
  • To access EMS from the EMS server, visit https://localhost
  • To access the server remotely, use the server's hostname: https://<server_name>

    Ensure you can ping <server_name> remotely. This can be achieved by adding it into a DNS entry or to the Windows hosts file. You may have to modify the Windows firewall rules to allow the connection.