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FortiGate MAC host check on SSL VPN

Technical Note: MAC host check on SSL VPN

This article describes how to configure a MAC host check on SSL VPN.
When a remote client attempts to log in to the portal, the FortiGate unit can be configured to check against the client’s MAC address to ensure that only a specific computer or device is connecting to the tunnel. This can ensure better security in case a password is compromised.



Technical Note: MAC host check on SSL VPN

MAC addresses can be tied to specific portals and can be either the entire MAC address or a subset of it. MAC host checking is configured in the CLI using the commands:
conf vpn ssl web portal
  edit portal
    set mac-addr-check enable
    set mac-addr-action allow
    config mac-addr-check-rule
      edit "rule1"
        set mac-addr-list 01:01:01:01:01:01 08:00:27:d4:06:5d
        set mac-addr-mask 48


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