Downloading FortiClient VPN from software catalog

Click here for instructions on downloading the FortiClient VPN on mobile devices.

FortiClient VPN is the new VPN client provided by the university. It can be downloaded on university-owned or personally-owned laptops/desktops by visiting the software catalog and searching “FortiClient”, and selecting "View Details":

image of Forticlient in the software catalog

The next screen will give you instructions on how to install it on Mac or Windows operating systems:

image of install screen instructions


Per the installation instructions in the Software Catalog, once you have the FortiClient VPN downloaded on your Mac or Windows computer, all you will need to do is login with your username and password and you will be connected. You should not need to enter the connection name, remote gateway, or port number. However, if that info is not automatically populated, edit the connection settings and enter the following info:

  • Connection Name: KSU-VPN
  • Description: KSU-VPN
  • Remote Gateway:
  • Port: 443


NOTE: Click here for instructions on downloading the FortiClient VPN on mobile devices.


The FortiClient VPN:

  • Is a replacement for the Cisco AnyConnect VPN, which will be phased out by the end of 2018 Fall semester.
  • Will NOT provide access to library resources. This is a change from the Cisco Anyconnect VPN. Library resources should be accessed using the KSU Proxy.
    • If you are following web links from other resources such as Blackboard, course syllabi, or personal bookmarks, please check the URL and verify the link begins with the KSU Proxy Prefix:
    • For more information on this, please visit the KSU Proxy article under the section "Having trouble accessing KSU Proxy from off Campus?"

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