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How to install OpenFortiGUI on Ubuntu Linux

OpenFortiGUI is an open-source VPN-Client to connect to Fortigate VPN-Hardware. It is based on openfortivpn and adds an easy to use and nice GUI on top of it, written in Qt5.

This is a tutorial of how to install OpenFortiGUI in Ubuntu Linux. In my case I used version Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Installation Instructions

1. Add signature

Open a terminal and type thisc ommand:

{code}sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 2FAB19E7CCB7F415{/code}


2. Add repository

Go to “Ubuntu Start” > “Software Update” application > “Other software” tab > “Add” > Enter this line in :

Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)

deb xenial main

Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic)

deb bionic main

Debian 9 (Stretch)

deb stretch main

3. Configure openfortigui

Go back to terminal and enter this command:
sudo apt-get udpate


4. Install package

Go back to terminal and enter this command:

sudo apt-get install openfortigui


5. Configure openfortigui

Run openfortigui by going to “Ubuntu Start” > Type “openfortigui” > Click on application icon.

Type “Y” to confirm installation.

5. Configure openfortigui

On main screen, click on “Add” button > “VPN”.

Apply configuration informed by FortiVPN admin:

  • Name: Name to identify the VPN in your system.
  • VPN-Server: remote gateway address.
  • VPN-Port: port
  • User
  • Password

6. Connect to VPN

Select connection and click on “Connect”.




About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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