This topic contains descriptions of general VPN settings.




Enable or disable VPN.

Enable or disable the eye icon to show or hide this feature from the end user in FortiClient.


Allow Personal VPN

Allow users to create, modify, and use personal VPN configurations.

Disable Connect/Disconnect

Disable the Connect/Disconnect button when using Auto Connect with VPN.

Show VPN before Logon

Allow users to select a VPN connection before logging into the system.

Use Windows Credentials

If allowing users to select a VPN connection before logging into the system, enable this option to allow them to use their current Windows username and password.

Minimize FortiClient Console on Connect

Minimize FortiClient after successfully establishing a VPN connection.

Show Connection Progress

Display information on FortiClient dashboard while establishing connections.

Suppress VPN Notifications

Block FortiClient from displaying any VPN connection or error notifications.

Use Vendor ID

Use vendor ID. Enter the vendor ID in the Vendor ID field.

Enable Secure Remote Access

FortiClient denies or allows the endpoint to connect to a VPN tunnel based on the tunnel's Host Tag configuration. See the Host Tag field description in SSL VPN and IPsec VPN.

Current Connection

Select the current VPN tunnel.

Auto Connect

Select a VPN tunnel for endpoints to automatically connect to when the end user logs into the endpoint. The end user must have established VPN connection manually at least once from FortiClient GUI.

Auto Connect Only When Off-Fabric

Autoconnect to the selected VPN tunnel only when EMS considers the endpoint off-fabric. See On-fabric Detection Rules.

Always Up Max Tries

Maximum number of attempts to retry a VPN connection lost due to network issues. If set to 0, it retries indefinitely.