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Import Connections

The Sophos Connect client can connect to Sophos Firewall or Sophos UTM using SSL or IPsec VPN connections. You can import connections into the Sophos Connect client.

Introduction

In version 2.0 of the Sophos Connect client, you can import both SSL and IPsec VPN connections. If you're using an earlier version of the Sophos Connect client, you can only import IPsec connections.

You can do as follows:

  • Import an IPsec connection using a file given to you by your firewall administrator.
  • Import an SSL connection using a file given to you by your firewall administrator.
  • Import an SSL connection by downloading a file from the user portal.

Import an IPsec connection

To import an IPsec connection you must have a connection file. The file has the extension .tgb. To get the file contact your firewall administrator.

To import a connection, do as follows:

  1. Click Import connection on the Connections page.

  2. If there are existing connections, click the menu button and choose Import connection from the drop-down menu.

    The image below shows the Connections page:

    Image showing the connections page

  3. Search for the .tgb file and open it. The imported connection shows under Connections.

    Here's what an imported connection looks like:

    Image showing an imported connection on the connections page

You can now establish the connection. You can import multiple connections.

To import an IPsec connection you must have a connection file. The file has the extension .ini. To get the file contact your firewall administrator.

To import a connection, do as follows:

  1. Click Import connection on the Connections page.

  2. If there are existing connections, click the menu button and choose Import connection from the drop-down menu.

    The image below shows the Connections page:

    Image showing the connections page

  3. Search for the .ini file and open it.

  4. Enter the password.

  5. Click on Import PKCS#12 file.

  6. Search for the .p12 file and open it. The imported connection shows under Connections.

Here's what an imported connection looks like:

Image showing an imported connection on the connections page

You can now establish the connection. You can import multiple connections.

Import an SSL connection

To import an SSL connection you must have a connection file. The file has the extension .pro. To get the file contact your firewall administrator.

To import a connection do as follows:

  1. Search for the .pro file and open it. The connection is imported automatically, and Sophos Connect opens. The imported connection shows under Connections.

Image showing an imported connection on the connections page

You can now establish the connection. You can import multiple connections.

To import an SSL connection you must have a connection file. The file has the extension .pro. To get the file contact your firewall administrator.

To import a connection do as follows:

  1. Search for the .pro file and open it. The connection is imported automatically, and Sophos Connect opens. The imported connection shows under Connections.

    Image showing an imported connection on the connections page

You can now establish the connection. You can import multiple connections.

Import an SSL connection from the user portal

To import a connection do as follows:

  1. Sign in to the user portal.
  2. Go to SSL VPN and click Download configuration for other OSs.
  3. Open the Sophos Connect client.
  4. Click Import connection on the Connections page.

    If there are existing connections, click the menu button and choose Import connection from the drop-down menu.

  5. Search for the .ovpn file and open it.

    The imported connection shows under Connections.

    Image showing an imported connection on the connections page

  6. Click Connect to establish the connection.

  7. Enter the credentials provided by your administrator and click Sign in.

You can import multiple connections.

To import a connection do as follows:

  1. Sign in to the user portal.
  2. Go to SSL VPN and click Download configuration for other OSs.
  3. Open the Sophos Connect client.
  4. Click Import connection on the Connections page.

    If there are existing connections, click the menu button and choose Import connection from the drop-down menu.

  5. Search for the .ovpn file and open it.

    The imported connection shows under Connections.

    Image showing an imported connection on the connections page

  6. Click Connect to establish the connection.

  7. Enter the credentials provided by your administrator and click Sign in.

You can import multiple connections.

Note

If you can't access the user portal to get a copy of your .ovpn file, you can get the file from C:\Program Files(x86)\Sophos\Sophos SSL VPN Client\config.