VPN (FortiClient) installation instructions

The Florida Atlantic University Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the FAU network, and enables access to certain University resources from outside networks.

FAU's VPN supports Windows 8.1, 10, and 11 (64 bit), Mac OSX 10.13 and later, Android 7.0 or later, and Apple iOS 12 or later.
If you would like to request VPN access, please open a service request at the FAU Help Desk.

Here are a few things to be aware of when using VPN (FortiClient): 

  • All of your traffic is routed through FAU while you are connected. If you wish to do non-work tasks such as using streaming services, it is recommended that you disconnect from the VPN first for the best connection speeds to those services.
  • This VPN does not provide direct access for system administration functions, or access to sensitive data outside of Banner and Workday. You will need to connect to an on-campus desktop or VDI session in order to access those resources.
  • There is no session extension. You will need to re-connect when your session expires (10 hours). However, you may disconnect and reconnect as needed prior to the expiration of your session without having to re-authenticate.

Installation Instructions

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