Free three-day VPN access for FortiClient
After you install FortiClient 6.2.1, you get three-day free VPN access so that you can connect to a remote EMS for license activation. You must connect to the remote EMS to activate your license and unlock all supported FortiClient features.
After initial FortiClient installation, if FortiClient has not registered to any EMS, all FortiClient features are disabled except for Remote Access. You can use full FortiClient VPN functionality for three days. The FortiClient GUI shows that it is unlicensed and indicates the time that VPN will be available in this unlicensed state.
You can configure and establish a VPN connection to a FortiGate. This allows the endpoint to reach an EMS behind a FortiGate.
Following successful registration to EMS, FortiClient receives a full license if available from EMS. EMS enables all FortiClient features configured on the assigned endpoint profile, which may include Remote Access.
If FortiClient goes offline after registering to EMS, FortiClient features remain enabled for 30 days. You can still establish a VPN connection to the FortiGate in this scenario.
If FortiClient does not register to EMS or obtain a valid Fabric Agent license during the three-day free VPN access, the Remote Access feature becomes unavailable. At this point, the endpoint must be able to reach EMS without a VPN connection to connect to EMS. Upon successfully receiving a license from EMS, EMS enables all FortiClient features configured on the assigned endpoint profile.