How to setup the Client VPN Service for Windows 10

To log into the secure Fredonia Client VPN Service

1. Using the web browser on your computer, browse to SUNY Fredonia’s VPN Client.

Fredonia VPN log in page requesting eServices ID and Password
2. When you are prompted for your eServices I.D. and password:

  • In the  field, type your eServices I.D.
  • In the Password field, type your password.

3. Select Login.

The Fredonia Web VPN will redirect your web browser to the Fredonia SSL VPN web portal home page automatically.

Fredonia Client VPN Service Portal Overview
After logging in to the web portal, the remote user is presented with a web portal page similar to the following:

  1. Select from the Fredonia VPN client service drop down the Windows software installation package to download the FortiClient-windows-64-fredonia installation package. 
    NOTE: This software installation package is for 64-bit Windows operating systems. Android and iOS users will need to install this client directly from their app stores. ***NOTE: ALL university owned laptops should have the FortiClient VPN service already installed on the machine.***
    Fredonia VPN Client Services dropdown menu giving choices for Windows, Mac, Android, or IOS

  2. Next, find the FortiClient-windows-64-fredonia installation package and double click the Application file to run the installation. 
    NOTE: You will need local administrative privileges on the computer you are installing the Fredonia FortiClient-windows-64-fredonia installation package on.
    Windows File Explorer download folder with Forticlient application

  3. Check that you have read and accept the License Agreement and click Next.
    FortiClient Setup Wizard installation page

  4. Click Next.
    Forticlient Setup Wizard Destination Folder

  5. Click Install.
    FortiClient Ready to Install page

  6. Click Finish.
    Completed FortiClient Setup Wizard Finish Setup option
  7. Find the FortiClient application and double click on it to open it.
    Windows Desktop page with FortiClient revealed in the search menu
  8. Log in the Fredonia VPN by entering your eServices User I.D. and password then selecting Connect.
    FortiClient Console sign in page asking for company name, username, and password

  9. Find the Remote Desktop Connection application and double click on it to open it.
    Windows Desktop page with FortiClient in the search menu

  10. Click Show Options.
    Remote Desktop Connection panel asking for computer details, Username, and a button to connect

  11. Setup a Remote Desktop Protocol session to your Fredonia computer workstation. Click Save As... to create a shortcut to the connection on your desktop.
     NOTE: Your eServices account will need to be added to the Remote Desktop Users group on your Fredonia computer workstation. 
    Remote Desktop Connection Tab with General Settings Tab and connection button at the bottomWindows File Explorer Save As menu. Saving to desktop under file name Fredonia RDP

  12. Click Connect.
    Remote Desktop Connection panel in General Settings. Username and Computer sections are filled with Computer names and the users computer name.

  13. Once you have ended your session, you can get back in the next time by simply double clicking on the shortcut you created after logging into the VPN Service.
    Windows Desktop Page with FortiClient installed

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