Defining a User Account

First, you need to create a user account which is necessary for accessing the User Portal and for actually using the VPN connection.

  1. Open the Definitions & Users > Users & Groups > Users tab.

  2. Click the New User button.

    The Create New User dialog box opens.

  1. Make the following settings:

    Username: Enter a specific username (e.g., gforeman). In doing so remember that the remote user will need this username later to log in to the User Portal.

    Real name: Enter the full name of the remote user (e.g., George Foreman).

Email address: Enter the e-mail address of the user. When you specify an e-mail address, an X.509 certificate for this user will be generated automatically while creating the user account, using the e-mail address as the certificate's VPN ID. The certificate will be displayed on the Remote Access > Certificate Management > Certificates tab.

Authentication: With the Local authentication method the following two fields will be displayed for the definition of the password.

Use static remote access IP (optional): Each remote access user can be assigned to a specific IP address. The assigned IP address must not originate from the IP address pool used in the remote access settings (see below). During the dial-up the address is automatically assigned to the host. Enter the static IP address in the RAS address box.

Comment (optional): Enter a description or additional information on the user.

  1. Click Save.

    Your settings will be saved.

Cross Reference – More detailed information on the configuration of a user account and detailed explanations of the individual settings can be found in the UTM administration guide in chapter Definitions & Users.

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