VPN configuration (macOS user policy)

With the VPN configuration you define VPN settings for network connections.

Setting

Description

Connection name

The name of the connection shown on the device.

Connection type

The type of the VPN connection:
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • Cisco Legacy AnyConnect
  • IPsec (Cisco)
  • F5
  • Check Point
  • Custom SSL/TLS

Different entry fields are shown on the VPN page depending on the connection type you select here.

Identifier (reverse DNS format)

The custom identifier in reverse DNS format.

Server

The host name or the IP address of the server.

Account

The user account for the authentication of the connection.

Third-party settings

If your vendor has specified custom connection properties, you can enter them in this field.

To enter a property, click Add and then enter Key and Value of the property in the dialog box.

Send all traffic through VPN

All traffic is sent through VPN.

Group

The group that may be required for the authentication of the connection.

User authentication

The type of user authentication for the connection:

  • Password

    If you select this option, the Password field is shown below the User authentication field. Enter the password for authentication.

  • Certificate

    If you select this option, the Certificate field is shown below the User authentication field. Select a certificate.

Device authentication

The type of device authentication:

  • Keys (Shared Secret)/Group name

    If you select this option, the fields Group name, Keys (Shared Secret), Use hybrid authentication and Request password are displayed below the Device authentication field. Enter the required authentication information in the Group name and Keys (Shared Secret) fields. Select Use hybrid authentication and Request password as required.

  • Certificate

    If you select this option, the fields Certificate and Including user PIN are displayed below the Device authentication field. In the Certificate list, select the required certificate. Select Including user PIN to include the user PIN in device authentication.

Proxy

The proxy settings for the connection:

  • No proxy
  • Manually

    If you select this option, the fields Server and port, Authentication and Password are displayed. In the Server and port field, enter the valid address and the port of the proxy server. In the Authentication field, enter the user name for the connection to the proxy server. In the Password field, enter the password for the connection to the proxy server.

  • Automatic

    If you select this option, the Proxy server URL field is displayed. Enter the URL of the server with the proxy setting in this field.

Provider type

The VPN connection type.
  • App proxy: Network traffic is sent through a VPN tunnel at the application layer.
  • Packet tunnel: Network traffic is sent through a VPN tunnel at the network layer.