Opensource Fortinet client for Linux

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There is a services called Fortinet, it is usually been used inside corporate networks and projects who needs private VPN for employees


  • There is now good GUI client for Linux, official client is trial based and will stop work after trial period.
  • Official terminal based client is no good too, very unusable
  • Cannot see connection status


Here is a project called OpenfortGUI

Compile from source code

git clone

git submodule init && git submodule update

cd openfortigui

git submodule init && git submodule update

qmake -spec linux-g++ CONFIG+=debug CONFIG+=qml_debug && /usr/bin/make -j4

sudo dnf install qt5-qtbase-devel openssl-devel qtkeychain-qt5-devel -y

qmake && make -j4

/usr/lib64/qt5/bin/qmake && make -j4


sudo cp openfortigui/app-entry/openfortigui.png /usr/share/pixmaps

sudo cp openfortigui/app-entry/openfortigui.desktop /usr/share/applications

sudo cp openfortigui/openfortigui /usr/bin/


sudo openfortigui


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