Configure per app VPN and settings for iOS apps

For iOS apps, you can select a per app VPN to support the iOS feature Per app VPN. With this feature, apps can be configured to automatically connect to VPN when they are started. You can also configure settings for the app that will be deployed on the device during the app installation.

Prerequisites:
  • To be able to select a per app VPN, you need to define a Per app VPN configuration in an iOS configuration profile. See Per app VPN configuration (iOS device profile).
  • To define settings, you need to know the required parameter and the parameter type.
  1. On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, click Apps and then click Apple iOS.
  2. On the Apps page, click the blue triangle next to the required app and then click Edit.
  3. On the Edit iOS link or Edit iOS package page, click Show next to the Settings and VPN field.
  4. On the Edit settings and VPN page, select the required configuration from the Per app VPN list to define the VPN the app is supposed to connect to.
  5. To add managed settings, click Create parameter.
  6. In the Configuration parameter dialog, configure the following:
    1. In the Parameter field, enter the required parameter, for example, SMC_URL.
    2. In the Value field, enter the parameter value, for example, smc.sophos.com.
    3. In the Type list, select the parameter type: String, Bool, Integer or Real.
    4. Click Apply.
      The set of managed settings is displayed on the Edit Settings and VPN page.
  7. On the Edit settings and VPN page, click Apply.
  8. Click Save.
The selected per app VPN will be used when the app connects to VPN. The settings will be provided to the devices during the app installation.