Install fortinet client on Debian 12 - bookworm

This is how to setup fortinet on Debian 12 - bookworm.

Their webpage is outdated and broken, here is my updated tutorial.


Fetch the GPG key

curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/fortinet.gpg

Add sources file

Create a file at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fortinet.list and put the following contents:

deb [signed-by=/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/fortinet.gpg] bionic multiverse

Install it

sudo apt update
sudo apt install forticlient


At some point it bugged me into buying the license, so I apt purge purge forticlient and re-installed the deb from the website. But I think it's the same as the one from the repo. And after it did switch in the free mode.

sudo apt purge purge forticlient
sudo apt install /home/williamdes/forticlient_vpn_7.0.7.0246_amd64.deb


On 2023-02-13 I followed this and it installed:

FortiClient -- Zero Trust Fabric Agent on Debian 12 - bookworm