VPN Access

Clientbase (FortiClient)

The FortiClient is additional software that must be installed to establish a secure connection to the university. Once connected, you have access to the university network and can conduct web research or other university applications from your own computer, laptop or mobile device.

Why should you use the VPN access of the FWW?
  • To web research (http,https)
  • Access to projectmachines (http, https, ssh, nx …)
  • Access to the terminalserver
    • taurus.wi.hs-wismar.de (Windows/RDP)
    • rothko.wi.hs-wismar.de (Linux/NX)
    • rivera.wi.hs-wismar.de (Linux/NX)

Installation

Installation for Windows

1. download FortiClient

   Download FortiClient for Windows

 2. install FortiClient

Run the downloaded installation file as an administrator user (right mouse click "Run as administrator"). Then accept the license agreement, select the installation type "VPN Only" and confirm the default destination folder. The installation process starts. Close the confirmation window for successful installation.

3. start FortiClient

Start the FortiClient program using the shortcut on the desktop or in the start menu.

4 Configuring the VPN connection

    Choose Configure VPN
    Make sure SSL VPN is selected
    Connection name and description can be freely selected
    For Remote Gateway, enter the following URL:
    vpn-gate.wi.hs-wismar.de
    The port to use is 443
    Under "Save Login" you can enter your ITSMZ login name
    End the configuration with Apply and Close

5. Establish VPN connection

    Enter your valid ITSMZ login data under user name and password

Click on Disconnect "VPN-FWW" to disconnect manually.

7. reconnect

If you want to reconnect, restart FortiClient. If FortiClient is already running, use Connect to "VPN-FWW" in the FortiClient context menu in the system tray area (right click on the FortiClient icon in the system tray area).

Installation for Ubuntu-Linux

1. download FortiClient and root certificate

Download the FortiClient and the root certificate of Deutsche Telekom in ~/Downloads.

2. install FortiClient

Execute the following commands from your home directory (~).

# mkdir ~/.fctsslvpn_trustca
sudo mv Downloads/EnglishTelekomRootCA2.crt Downloads/EnglishTelekomRootCA2
# cp Downloads/EnglishTelekomRootCA2 ~/.fctsslvpn_trustca


(If this certificate is not copied to this folder, the error message "The certificate used is invalid." will appear when the connection is established.

# tar xpvfz Downloads/forticlientsslvpn_linux_4.4.2332.tar.gz

3. start VPN connection via CLI from the home directory

# sudo forticlientsslvpn/64bit/forticlientsslvpn_cli --server vpn-gate.wi.hs-wismar.de:443 --vpnuser ITSMZ-LOGINNAME

4. start VPN connection via graphical interface, from the home directory of the CLI

# cd forticlientsslvpn
# sudo ./fortisslvpn.sh

Entries on first filing  


  • Confirm license with Agree
  • under Settings
  • delete default profiles with
  • with + Add profiles with the following data:
  • Connection: Name freely selectable
  • Server: vpn-gate.wi.hs-wismar.de Port: 443
  • User: ITSMZ LOGIN NAME
  • Create
  • Done
  • Select Connection Profile -> Enter password and establish connection with Connect


If the connection is established in the future, repeat the last point mentioned.

Installation for Debian-, CentOS-, Oracle-Linux

1. download FortiClient and root certificate

Download the FortiClient and the root certificate of Deutsche Telekom in ~/Downloads.

2.Install FortiClient Execute the following commands from your home directory (~).

# sudo mkdir /root/.fctsslvpn_trustca
sudo mv Downloads/EnglishTelekomRootCA2.crt Downloads/EnglishTelekomRootCA2
# sudo cp Downloads/EnglishTelekomRootCA2 /root/.fctsslvpn_trustca


(If this certificate is not copied to this folder, the error message "The certificate used is invalid." will appear when the connection is established.

# tar xpvfz Downloads/forticlientsslvpn_linux_4.4.2332.tar.gz

3. start VPN connection via CLI from the home directory

# sudo forticlientsslvpn/64bit/forticlientsslvpn_cli --server vpn-gate.wi.hs-wismar.de:443 --vpnuser ITSMZ-LOGINNAME


4. start VPN connection via graphical interface, from the home directory of the CLI

# cd forticlientsslvpn
# sudo ./fortisslvpn.sh


Entries on first filing

  • Confirm license with Agree
  • under Settings
  • delete default profiles with
  • with + Add profiles with the following data:
  • Connection: Name freely selectable
  • Server: vpn-gate.wi.hs-wismar.de Port: 443
  • User: ITSMZ LOGIN NAME
  • Create
  • Done
  • Select Connection Profile -> Enter password and establish connection with Connect


If the connection is established in the future, repeat the last point mentioned.

Problems, Troubleshooting

Error during logon

You receive the error message:

  • Error: Permission denied.
  • In most cases this is a typo, if this can be excluded, please reset your password on the UMS page.
  • DO NOT use the e-mail address as RZ login name!
FortiClient

When establishing a connection, the error message "The certificate used is invalid" appears.

  •     Install the Deutsche Telekom root certificate in the correct directory, see installation instructions
FortiClient Mac OS

The downloaded FortiClient from the WebVPN portal cannot be installed.

  • The downloaded FortiClient is intended for the current Mac OS version, older Mac OS versions require an older FortiClient
  • Determine your Mac OS version
  • Download the valid FortiClient - see table above
Mac OS Version ClientVersion
Mac OS X v10.12 Sierra
Mac OS X v10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X v10.10 Yosemite
Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks
FortiClient_5.4.4.536_macosx.dmg
Mac OS X v10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X v10.10 Yosemite
Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
FortiClient_5.2.6.385_macosx.dmg
Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
FortiClient_5.2.1.356_macosx.dmg

Download FortiClient

For Windows, Mac OSX

download

For Linux

download

For Android

Google Play Store

For iOS

iTunes Store

Questions or Problems