A SSL VPN is a form of VPN that can be used with a standard web browser. It requires client software installation, and is ideal for applications including web-based email, business and government directories, file sharing, remote backup, remote system management, and consumer-level electronic commerce.
This article will show you how to configure SSL VPN both on the client side and Cloud Edge side.
Cloud Edge Side Configurations
- Access Cloud Edge Cloud Console, then go to Gateways > Select Gateway > SSL VPN.
- Enable SSL VPN.
- Configure SSL VPN basic settings.
Protocol: Choose a protocol between TCP/UDP.
Port: Select a port that is not being used by the Cloud Edge appliance.
Local Networks: LAN segment of Cloud Edge Appliance that will be accessible to SSL VPN clients.
(One segment must be set)
Client Network Pool: SSL VPN clients will get IP from this pool.
- Configure Advanced Settings as you prefer.
- Click Save.
- Click Deploy All to deploy SSL VPN settings onto the Cloud Edge appliance.
- Access Administration > Hosted Users & Groups, then click Add under Hosted Users.
- Set up username and password, as clients connecting to Cloud Edge via SSL VPN need to have these credentials. Click Save.
- Under Administration > UserID Sync, click Sync All Gateways to force account synchronization.
UserIDs are automatically sync every 8 hours.
Client Side Configurations
- Access SSL VPN server URL by accessing WAN IP address where you set up the SSL VPN.
- Sign in using the credentials created under Hosted Users.
- Download and install the SSL VPN client when prompted.
- Click Install.
- Installation progress:
- Start the application named SecureVPN Client. Click Yes when prompted.
- Log in using credentials created on Hosted Users of Cloud Edge Cloud Console, similar to Step 2.
- You are now connected using SSL VPN.
To verify, using Cloud Edge Cloud Console, connected clients should show up under SSL VPN: