FortiClient Azure Authentication
Aug18

FortiClient Azure Authentication

FortiClient Azure KB ID 0001797 Problem More and more people are using Azure as their primary identity provider, thanks in no small part to the massive success of Office/Windows 365. So if you want to provide a FortiGate/FortiClient SSL remote access VPN solution then securing it via Azure makes a lot of sense. Multi Factor Authentication: If you have MFA on your Azure accounts then that’s a big box ticked for your...

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FortiGate DNS: Serving DNS Databases
Aug15

FortiGate DNS: Serving DNS Databases

Fortigate DNS KB ID 0001796 Problem A colleague rang to ask if I had any thoughts about a problem that they were having, we do a lot of VMware VCSA upgrades for customers, the process fails if there is no DNS resolution of the FQDN during the upgrade process. We had tried to fix the problem by creating hosts records (typically we don’t have access to the client’s DNS servers that run in the virtual environment). I had...

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FortiClient SSL VPN Error
Jul27

FortiClient SSL VPN Error

VPN Error KB ID 0001795 Problem I have a FortiGate/FortiClient test bench setup for testing, and its to been used for a while. When I attempted to use it this happened; Unable to logon to the server. Your username or password may not be configured properly for this connection. (-12) While messing around trying to fix it I also got this error; Unable to establish the VPN connection. The VPN server may be unreachable. (-14) Disclaimer:...

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FortiGate FSSO AD Groups not Appearing?
Jul26

FortiGate FSSO AD Groups not Appearing?

FSSO KB ID 0001794 Problem While recently needing to add a new AD group to my firewalls FSSO setup, (to be used in a policy.) The new group could not bee seen (it’s called GS-Web-Block-Override). FSSO Force Sync The common fix for this is to create a filter on your FSSO agent server, that will ONLY look of the groups you specify like so. However, in my case that didn’t work either! I spent ages trawling Forti pages and...

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What is a Container?
Jul22

What is a Container?

Container KB ID 0001793 Problem Google containers and the net is full of people with whiteboards talking at a very low level about containers. They also appear to be largely developer and dev ops related, (which is understandable), but if you simply want to understand the concept of what a container is, then that’s a lot of YouTube watching to pick out some basic concepts. Particularly if you’re an IT pro, Engineer, or a...

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Windows: ‘Trust Relationship Failed’
Jul08

Windows: ‘Trust Relationship Failed’

Trust Relationship KB ID 0000504 Problem Seen on Windows clients in a domain environment. The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed What’s Happened? Put simply, just like you have a password for your user account, the computer you log onto also has a password (you just never see it), it gets reset (by default) every thirty days, and all this runs in the background. For a lot of different...

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