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:
- Go to System Settings > EMS Settings.
- Enable Remote HTTPS access.
- If desired, in the Custom hostname field, enter the hostname or IP address. Otherwise, EMS uses the Pre-defined hostname.
- 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 automatically redirects to https://<server_name>.
- Click Save.
To remotely access FortiClient EMS:
- To access EMS from the EMS server, visit
- To access the server remotely, use the server's hostname:
Ensure you can ping
<server_name>remotely. You can achieve this by adding it into a DNS entry or to the Windows hosts file. You may need to modify the Windows firewall rules to allow the connection.