FortiClient on Ubuntu 22.04

Fortinet vpn tool install procedure on Ubuntu 22.04

Nicola Landro
1 min readOct 15, 2022

Fortinet is a vpc tool provider that some comanies uses, it have support for windows, mac and linux, but the official procedure to install on ubuntu end at the 18.04.


I find that message of technical support with the simple guide and that solution work.
I ask to the admin to download the Forti client file .deb

  • logging into
  • go to Support>Firmware Download>Select Product: FortiClient> Download
  • find the file forticlient_vpn_7.0.6.0214_amd64.deb and if needed also forticlient_7.0.6.0214_amd64.deb
  • Now you are ready to install it on ubuntu:
sudo apt install libnss3-tools # needed it cannot 
sudo apt install gdebi # sugested for autosolve dependencies
sudo gdebi forticlient_vpn_7.0.6.0214_amd64.deb
sudo gdebi forticlient_7.0.6.0214_amd64.deb


Like any closed source tools it soffer for upgrade management but it is not so problematic, that can be easily solved in that way. I also think that is a temporary problem that made them in late but I think that they will overcome that soon.



Nicola Landro

Linux user and Open Source fun. Deep learning PhD. , Full stack web developer, Mobile developer, cloud engineer and Musitian.