Fortinet removed the feature to inject credentials in FortiClient 5.4 and above. However, they still left the feature with FortiSSL

Company terminology:

  • Fortinet is the name of the company
  • Fortigate is the router of Fortinet
  • Forticlient and FortiSSL are VPN of Fortinet


The CLI for FortiSSL is not included anymore with the download of FortiClient. You need to download the tools related to the current version of FortiClient.

You need to have a support plan with Fortinet to download the tools. If you do not have a support plan, try to contact Fortinet directly and ask them to send you the file.

The FortiSSLVPNClient.exe file needs to be saved in the installation folder of FortiClient.