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EMS QuickStart 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.

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.