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Agent installation procedure

FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows is designed for installation onto a Domain connected system.

Note

All network communications take place over TLS 1.2. As a result, the minimum required version of .NET Framework is 4.8.0. The Agent's installer will offer to install this when necessary.

To install FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows:
  1. On the desktop you wish to perform two-factor enhanced login run the FortiAuthenticator Agent install file as a Domain Administrator.
    Note

    The Agent can also be installed via GPO. As the MSI file is not yet available, this can be done using the CLI install options /VERYSILENT and /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES.

  2. Read and accept the License Agreement and either install to the default installation location or select a more suitable location.

  3. The .Net 4.8.0 Framework and Visual Studio C++ redistributable packages are required and will be downloaded and installed as part of the process.

    FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows will now begin to install.

  4. Select Next to continue with the installation.

  5. Select the appropriate installation location.

    If this is not a new installation, or when you have specified the installation folder in the command line: steps 4 and 5 do not apply.

  6. Select the appropriate start menu folder.

  7. Select to create a desktop icon to open the FortiAuthenticator Agent configuration utility (disabled by default).

  8. Select Automatically close the applications in case the FortiAuthenticator Agent Service and related applications are running, and click Next.

  9. The setup is now ready to proceed. If there are any unfulfilled dependencies such as the need for the .NET Framework of MS Visual C++ libraries, they will be displayed here. Select Install to continue.

  10. The required dependencies will be automatically downloaded at this point, so ensure the system has internet access before proceeding. Alternatively, these packages can be downloaded and manually installed.

    The installation is now complete. Launch the FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows configuration utility to configure the specifics of your setup.

Agent installation procedure

FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows is designed for installation onto a Domain connected system.

Note

All network communications take place over TLS 1.2. As a result, the minimum required version of .NET Framework is 4.8.0. The Agent's installer will offer to install this when necessary.

To install FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows:
  1. On the desktop you wish to perform two-factor enhanced login run the FortiAuthenticator Agent install file as a Domain Administrator.
    Note

    The Agent can also be installed via GPO. As the MSI file is not yet available, this can be done using the CLI install options /VERYSILENT and /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES.

  2. Read and accept the License Agreement and either install to the default installation location or select a more suitable location.

  3. The .Net 4.8.0 Framework and Visual Studio C++ redistributable packages are required and will be downloaded and installed as part of the process.

    FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows will now begin to install.

  4. Select Next to continue with the installation.

  5. Select the appropriate installation location.

    If this is not a new installation, or when you have specified the installation folder in the command line: steps 4 and 5 do not apply.

  6. Select the appropriate start menu folder.

  7. Select to create a desktop icon to open the FortiAuthenticator Agent configuration utility (disabled by default).

  8. Select Automatically close the applications in case the FortiAuthenticator Agent Service and related applications are running, and click Next.

  9. The setup is now ready to proceed. If there are any unfulfilled dependencies such as the need for the .NET Framework of MS Visual C++ libraries, they will be displayed here. Select Install to continue.

  10. The required dependencies will be automatically downloaded at this point, so ensure the system has internet access before proceeding. Alternatively, these packages can be downloaded and manually installed.

    The installation is now complete. Launch the FortiAuthenticator Agent for Microsoft Windows configuration utility to configure the specifics of your setup.