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In order to connect to my job's VPN, I have been given by the network admin:

  • a username
  • a password
  • a PSK

I run Ubuntu at home. I know Fortigate's VPN should be a vanilla IPSec, so OpenSwan should do the trick. Still, I can't get it to work.

I have tried a program called "Forticlient" for Linux that I found through Google but it doesn't have the appropriate fields for the 3 items listed above.


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I haven't got Fortigate here to test. But could you please try enter the Server, User and Password:

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click to Advanced Settings button and check on Use client certificate and browse to your file:

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I also gave up trying with Openswan 2 years ago: both of NETKEY and KLIPS.

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The PSK I have is not a certificate file, just an 18 character alphanumeric string. This is why I can't put it into the Forticlient. Any ideas? – GomoX Aug 25 '11 at 13:34
The Forticlient program for Linux is intended to be used with an SSL VPN. I didn't have any luck getting IPSec (OpenSWAN) working. I talked my sysadmin into allowing the SSL VPN and the program appears to work fine. – GomoX Nov 15 '11 at 18:43

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