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EMS Administration Guide

Deploying initial installations of FortiClient (macOS)

FortiClient EMS cannot be used to deploy initial installations of Forticlient (macOS). You can deploy an initial installation of FortiClient (macOS) by doing one of the following:

  • Create a custom FortiClient (macOS) installer on FortiClient EMS with the EMS IP address embedded. Send the installer download link to users so they can install FortiClient manually on the endpoint. Once installed, FortiClient (macOS) automatically connects to FortiClient EMS and supports future deployments from FortiClient EMS directly. It is recommended to enable compliance on the FortiGate (set as warning) and put the installer download link so users can download it from the captive portal.
  • Use a third party application to perform initial deployment of FortiClient (macOS) to endpoints.

After FortiClient (macOS) is installed on endpoints and has connected FortiClient Telemetry to FortiClient EMS, you can use FortiClient EMS to replace, upgrade, and uninstall FortiClient (macOS).

Deploying initial installations of FortiClient (macOS)

FortiClient EMS cannot be used to deploy initial installations of Forticlient (macOS). You can deploy an initial installation of FortiClient (macOS) by doing one of the following:

  • Create a custom FortiClient (macOS) installer on FortiClient EMS with the EMS IP address embedded. Send the installer download link to users so they can install FortiClient manually on the endpoint. Once installed, FortiClient (macOS) automatically connects to FortiClient EMS and supports future deployments from FortiClient EMS directly. It is recommended to enable compliance on the FortiGate (set as warning) and put the installer download link so users can download it from the captive portal.
  • Use a third party application to perform initial deployment of FortiClient (macOS) to endpoints.

After FortiClient (macOS) is installed on endpoints and has connected FortiClient Telemetry to FortiClient EMS, you can use FortiClient EMS to replace, upgrade, and uninstall FortiClient (macOS).