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Last update: 2022-04-14

VPN configuration (iOS device policy)

The VPN configuration lets you configure VPN settings for network connections.

Setting Description
Connection name The name of the connection shown on the device.
Connection type The type of VPN connection:
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • Cisco Legacy AnyConnect
  • IPsec (Cisco)
  • F5
  • Check Point
  • Custom SSL/TLS

Select Custom SSL/TLS if your VPN vendor has an app in the App Store that provides the VPN connection.

Identifier (reverse DNS format) The identifier of the VPN app in reverse DNS format.

The app must be installed on the device.

Example: com.example.vpn

Server The hostname or 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, either Password or Certificate.
Password The password for VPN authentication.
Certificate The certificate for VPN authentication.
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 username 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.
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