Configuring certificate-based authentication

Configuring certificate-based authentication

You can configure certificate-based authentication for FortiGate administrators, SSL VPN users, and IPsec VPN users.

In Microsoft Windows 7, you can use the certificate manager to keep track of all the different certificates on your local computer. To access certificate manager, in Windows 7 press the Windows key, enter “certmgr.msc” at the search prompt, and select the displayed match. Remember that in addition to these system certificates, many applications require you to register certificates with them directly.

To see FortiClient certificates, open the FortiClient Console, and select VPN. The VPN menu has options for My Certificates (local or client) and CA Certificates (root or intermediary certificate authorities). Use Import on those screens to import certificate files from other sources.

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