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Connect to the VPN

The first time you connect to the VPN, you will need to configure the connection. After that first time, you can skip ahead to "Starting the VPN"

Configure the VPN connection

  1. Start the FortiClient software on your computer.
  2. In the fortiClient VPN window, click the "Configure VPN" link:
    View of the fortiClient window, with the "Configure VPN" link circled.
  3. On the "New VPN Connection Screen"Image of the "New VPN Connection Screen", with the various settings detailed below highlighted.
    • Ensure the SSL-VPN tab is selected (this is the default)
    • Put "SPSCC" in the Connection Name
    • Put in "" into the Remote Gateway
    • Ensure that the "Enable Single Sign On (SSO) for VPN Tunnel" checkbox is checked
    • and click "Save"
  4. All set! now on to...


Starting the VPN

  1. After having saved your VPN settings and any time you start the FortiClient software after that, you will get a screen like this:
    Image of the FortiClient window, with the VPN Name field set to "SPSCC", and the "SAML Login" button circled.
  2. As indicated, click the "SAML Login" button and authenticate with your ClipperID to start the VPN tunnel.
  3. When in the tunnel, the Forticlient window will look something like this:
    The FortiClient window as it would be while connected, with the "Disconnect" button circled.
  4. When you're done with the VPN click the "Disconnect" button to shut down the tunnel.

Need More Help? Contact:

  • if you run into any issues following this guide, please contact the IT Services Help Desk to resolve them.

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