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EMS Administration Guide

Uploading custom FortiClient installers

You can create a custom FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS. Alternately, if a connection to FDN is not available, you may need to manually download a FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS. See FortiGuard Distribution Network .

The online installer available for download at FortiClient.com cannot be uploaded into the Add Installer dialog in Manage Installers.

  1. Download a FortiClient installer. See Downloading FortiClient installers.
  2. Go to Profile Components > Manage Installers.
  3. Click Add. The Add Installer dialog displays.
  4. On the General tab, set the following options:

    Name

    Enter the FortiClient installer's name.

    Notes

    (Optional) Enter any notes about the FortiClient installer.

  5. In the Version list, select Upload. Uploading options display.
  6. Set the following options:

    Upload Windows Installers

    Upload FortiClient installers for the Windows operating system.

    Windows 64-bit installer

    Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 64-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

    Windows 32-bit installer

    Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 32-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

    Upload Mac OS X Installers

    Upload a FortiClient installer for the macOS operating system.

    Mac OS X installer

    Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom installer for the macOS operating system.

  7. On the Advanced tab, set the following option:

    Enable Installer ID

    Configure an installer ID to assign to endpoints. Under Installer ID, select an existing installer ID or enter a new installer ID. FortiClient EMS automatically groups endpoints according to installer ID group assignment rules. See Group assignment rules.

    This option is not available when the FortiClient installer selected or uploaded in step 3 is a version prior to 6.0.0.

  8. On the Telemetry tab, set the following options:

    EMS

    Click EMS to configure the FortiClient installer to connect Telemetry to EMS.

    FortiGate

    Click FortiGate, and select the name of the gateway list to use. The gateway list defines the IP address for FortiGate and includes the IP address for EMS.

    You must define a FortiClient Telemetry gateway list to select FortiGate. If you have not created a list, the No Gateway IPs have been defined dialog displays, and you can click OK to create a list.

  9. Click Save. The installer is added to FortiClient EMS and displays on the Manage Installers pane.

If the Sign software packages option is enabled in System Settings > Server, Windows installers display as being from the publisher specified in the certificate file. See Configuring Server settings.

Uploading custom FortiClient installers

You can create a custom FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS. Alternately, if a connection to FDN is not available, you may need to manually download a FortiClient installer and add it to FortiClient EMS. See FortiGuard Distribution Network .

The online installer available for download at FortiClient.com cannot be uploaded into the Add Installer dialog in Manage Installers.

  1. Download a FortiClient installer. See Downloading FortiClient installers.
  2. Go to Profile Components > Manage Installers.
  3. Click Add. The Add Installer dialog displays.
  4. On the General tab, set the following options:

    Name

    Enter the FortiClient installer's name.

    Notes

    (Optional) Enter any notes about the FortiClient installer.

  5. In the Version list, select Upload. Uploading options display.
  6. Set the following options:

    Upload Windows Installers

    Upload FortiClient installers for the Windows operating system.

    Windows 64-bit installer

    Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 64-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

    Windows 32-bit installer

    Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom 32-bit installer for the Windows operating system.

    Upload Mac OS X Installers

    Upload a FortiClient installer for the macOS operating system.

    Mac OS X installer

    Click the Browse button to locate and select a custom installer for the macOS operating system.

  7. On the Advanced tab, set the following option:

    Enable Installer ID

    Configure an installer ID to assign to endpoints. Under Installer ID, select an existing installer ID or enter a new installer ID. FortiClient EMS automatically groups endpoints according to installer ID group assignment rules. See Group assignment rules.

    This option is not available when the FortiClient installer selected or uploaded in step 3 is a version prior to 6.0.0.

  8. On the Telemetry tab, set the following options:

    EMS

    Click EMS to configure the FortiClient installer to connect Telemetry to EMS.

    FortiGate

    Click FortiGate, and select the name of the gateway list to use. The gateway list defines the IP address for FortiGate and includes the IP address for EMS.

    You must define a FortiClient Telemetry gateway list to select FortiGate. If you have not created a list, the No Gateway IPs have been defined dialog displays, and you can click OK to create a list.

  9. Click Save. The installer is added to FortiClient EMS and displays on the Manage Installers pane.

If the Sign software packages option is enabled in System Settings > Server, Windows installers display as being from the publisher specified in the certificate file. See Configuring Server settings.