OpenFortiGui and OpenFortiVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

OpenFortiVPN is a client for PPP+SSL VPN tunnel services, which is compatible with Fortinet VPNs. OpenFortiGUI is a graphical user interface to connect to handle OpenFortiVPN connections.

To install OpenFortiGUI on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver:

After launching OpenFortiGUI, you can add a new VPN by clicking the Add button in the toolbar.

OpenFortiGUI Add VPN Dialog

OpenFortiGUI Add VPN Dialog

Alternatively, you can run an OpenFortiVPN socks5 proxy from the command line using the Docker image myon/fortivpn-socks5:

(assuming the configuration file is in the current directory and it is called config)

The configuration file config contains the following:

When you launch the container you get:

where 172.17.0.2 is the IP address of the container.


The header images is Virtual Private Network (VPN) by Richard Patterson via Flickr, released under a Creative Commons Attributions 2.0 (CC-BY 2.0) license.

 

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