I have a Fortinet VPN server, to which I connect through FortiClient from my Windows 10 PC. Can I install FortiClient for Raspberry Pi Raspbian OS (when I do sudo apt install forticlient it does not locate the package)? If not are there any other options to connect to Fortinet VPN on Raspberry Pi?


It seems you have two questions:

Q1: Installing FortiClient for Raspberry Pi:

A1: Fortinet is not open-source software. Consequently, it would be very unlikely that there would be a client for Raspberry Pi. I see from their website they do offer a Linux version, but it wouldn't run on Raspbian because RPi uses an ARM processor. So, the answer to this question is, "No, you cannot install forticlient." FYI, you should read the APT documentation as it may help you avoid asking questions here that you can easily answer yourself.

Q2: Other options to connect to Fortinet VPN on Raspberry Pi?

Fortinet's website has a couple of "cookbooks" that deal with making connections via IPsec and SSL. You might wish to view these (I didn't) to see if they offer any useful suggestions. In other words, you might be able to hack a solution on the RPi to get it to connect.

But my advice would be to get a good open-source firewall/VPN package (e.g. OPNsense) instead of tackling what's likely a challenging effort connecting RPi to a commercial, closed source VPN server. That's just my opinion though - you should try it if it interests you. If you do decide to try an open-source solution for your server, you can Google openvpn client raspberry pi 3 to get some help in setting up a VPN on the RPi.

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