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Special notices

FortiClient on macOS Catalina (version 10.15)

You can install FortiClient (macOS) 6.2.8 on macOS 10.15 Catalina. With this macOS release, however, FortiClient works properly only when you grant permissions to access the full disk in the Security & Privacy pane for the following services:

  • fcaptmon
  • fctservctl
  • fmon
  • FortiClient

On macOS 10.15 Catalina, the system also displays a reboot prompt following FortiClient installation. Reboot the machine before lauching FortiClient for the first time.

Web Filter

The FortiClient (macOS) Web Filter feature works properly only when you allow system software from Fortinet to load in Security & Privacy settings. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and click the Allow button beside System software from developer "Fortinet, Inc" was blocked from loading. You must have administrator credentials for the macOS machine to configure this change.

FortiClient (macOS) does not support Web Filter for websites using TLS 1.3.

DHCP over IPsec VPN not supported

FortiClient (macOS) does not support DHCP over IPsec VPN.

macOS Catalina (version 10.15) reboot prompt

When using macOS Catalina (version 10.15), you must reboot the macOS device after installing FortiClient (macOS). FortiClient (macOS) displays the following prompt after installation:

IKEv2 not supported

FortiClient (macOS) does not support IPsec VPN IKEv2.

Special notices

FortiClient on macOS Catalina (version 10.15)

You can install FortiClient (macOS) 6.2.8 on macOS 10.15 Catalina. With this macOS release, however, FortiClient works properly only when you grant permissions to access the full disk in the Security & Privacy pane for the following services:

  • fcaptmon
  • fctservctl
  • fmon
  • FortiClient

On macOS 10.15 Catalina, the system also displays a reboot prompt following FortiClient installation. Reboot the machine before lauching FortiClient for the first time.

Web Filter

The FortiClient (macOS) Web Filter feature works properly only when you allow system software from Fortinet to load in Security & Privacy settings. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and click the Allow button beside System software from developer "Fortinet, Inc" was blocked from loading. You must have administrator credentials for the macOS machine to configure this change.

FortiClient (macOS) does not support Web Filter for websites using TLS 1.3.

DHCP over IPsec VPN not supported

FortiClient (macOS) does not support DHCP over IPsec VPN.

macOS Catalina (version 10.15) reboot prompt

When using macOS Catalina (version 10.15), you must reboot the macOS device after installing FortiClient (macOS). FortiClient (macOS) displays the following prompt after installation:

IKEv2 not supported

FortiClient (macOS) does not support IPsec VPN IKEv2.