VPN: SSL VPN For iPhone / iPad (iOS)
In addition to the already-possible L2TP VPN and IPSec VPN, the SSL VPN would be a nice ability to have.
This feature has been released as part of UTM 9.1. Enjoy! We have added support for the new OpenVPN iOS client. You can download their free client from the marketplace and connect to your UTM with it!
After installing the client on your phone, visit the UserPortal and use the new installer on the remote access tab under SSL VPN.
Now that the official openvpn client for iOS is out, please ad support for it.
Hello Angelo Comazzetto.
Please Create an SSL VPN App for Apple IOS Devices, I have a Client that works in Healthcare and the IT Department want's all Traffic Routed thru the VPN and to use Certificates Only.That Crosses out Cisco IPSec because it will not send all traffic over the VPN Connection and L2TP over IPSec will not allow the use of Certificates. As for PPTP that has been fully Exploited at this year's Defcon 2012. that leaves me with SSL VPN because it sends all traffic thru the VPN Connection and Allows for Certificates to be used.
Daryoush Kheradmand commented
I need VPN for iphon
Bram van den Hout commented
Even Sonicwall has a remote access App based on SSL-VPN in the Appstore.
Come on, Astaro .. don't fall behind :-)
saNder Visser commented
Not only for iOS, but also for Android
Jason S commented
There are now multiple vendors' SSL VPN products in the Apple IOS App Store (Cisco, Fortinet, Check Point, F5, etc). I think it would be very useful to have an Astaro app to utilize the SSL vpn. It would make ASG management easier, by not having to configure multiple VPN types, and would probably simplify things on the IOS side as well. Just look up the problems with DNS through the Cisco IPSEC client built into IOS on the Astaro forums for examples of this.
Hi Angelo, I can definitely see the need for such a client, Cisco and Juniper are apparently coming out with their own client that will use the iOS 4 built-in SSL-VPN capabilities.
I am yet to see an open client that will do just that, I guess we shall see if one of these 2 clients will be compatible with the Astaro.
Why SSL ? in 2 words, it's easy and bullet proof when it comes to road warriors !
All laptops are on SSL now, the iPhone/BB/etc should be the next step, but we need to make sure to increase the Astaro SSL features to meet the demands, such as configuration groups, etc..
As far as vpn is concerned, I think we can safely say that IPSEC or SSL are the only two vpn types that anyone would/should use nowadays...
So that's my 2 cents of support for an iP/Pad/etc VPN client/solution that would route all traffic back to HQ, or split tunnel.
Bob Alfson commented
Angelo, I think this might be of more interest to our European friends. In the User BB, in a discussion about various VPNs over a year ago, several commented that it was not uncommon for IPsec ports to be blocked. This is just hearsay.
Cheers - Bob
Hi Oscar. do you see the specific need for SSL? I ask, because you can already make PPTP, L2TP, and IPSEC connections (using the cisco client ipad/iphone contains) already to ASG with iPhone and iPad.. Simply setup the tunnel, and visit the ASG userportal to download the policy via your device. If you need more help on this visit www.astaro.org. If these 3 tunnels will fill your needs, I'll close this request. If you have reasons for asking for a tunnel using SSL, please reply here in the next days.
Gert Hansen commented
We are monitoring this, but apple is currently very restrictive on adding low-level networking apps. We are currently not able to implement a ssl-vpn/openvpn client for the iPhone as Apple's API do not support this.
William Warren commented
due to the restrictive nature of the iphone os kernel driver installations are blocked. If you jailbreak your iphone there is a third party option:
use at your own risk..