Vpn Client For Mac Os

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This article helps you troubleshoot Point-to-Site connectivity issues from Mac OS X using the native VPN client and IKEv2. The VPN client in Mac for IKEv2 is very basic and does not allow for much customization. There are only four settings that need to be checked:

  • Server Address
  • Remote ID
  • Local ID
  • Authentication Settings
  • OS Version (10.11 or higher)

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  1. Check the VPN client settings. Go to the Network Setting by pressing Command + Shift, and then type 'VPN' to check the VPN client settings. From the list, click the VPN entry that needs to be investigated.

  2. Verify that the Server Address is the complete FQDN and includes the cloudapp.net.

  3. The Remote ID should be the same as the Server Address (Gateway FQDN).

  4. The Local ID should be the same as the Subject of the client certificate.

  5. Click on Authentication Settings to open the Authentication Settings page.

  6. Verify that Certificate is selected from the dropdown.

  7. Click the Select button and verify that the correct certificate is selected. Click OK to save any changes.

Troubleshoot username and password authentication

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  1. Check the VPN client settings. Go to the Network Setting by pressing Command + Shift, and then type 'VPN' to check the VPN client settings. From the list, click the VPN entry that needs to be investigated.

  2. Verify that the Server Address is the complete FQDN and includes the cloudapp.net.

  3. The Remote ID should be the same as the Server Address (Gateway FQDN).

  4. The Local ID can be blank.

  5. Click the Authentication Setting button and verify that 'Username' is selected from the dropdown.

  6. Verify that the correct credentials are entered.

Additional steps

If you try the previous steps and everything is configured properly, download Wireshark and perform a packet capture.

  1. Filter on isakmp and look at the IKE_SA packets. You should be able to look at the SA proposal details under the Payload: Security Association.

  2. Verify that the client and the server have a common set.

  3. If there is no server response on the network traces, verify you enabled IKEv2 protocol on the Azure Gateway Configuration page on the Azure Portal website.

Next steps

For additional help, see Microsoft Support.

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Description

SonicWall Mobile Connect™ provides users full network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections. The client provides anytime, anywhere access to critical applications such as email, virtual desktop sessions and other macOS applications.
REQUIREMENTS:
SonicWall Mobile Connect is a free app, but requires a concurrent user license on one of the following SonicWall solutions in order to function properly:
• SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall appliances including the TZ, NSA, and SuperMassive running SonicOS 5.8.1.0 or higher.
• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series appliances, formerly called SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 7.5 or higher.
• Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 1000 Series appliances, formerly called E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), running 10.7 or higher.
For more information on SonicWall Secure Mobile Access and Next-Generation Firewall solutions, please visit www.sonicwall.com.

What’s New

• Support One Time Password with SMS
• Support SAML 2.0 authentication while connecting to SMA 1000 appliances
• Additional bug fixes
See the release notes on the SonicWall web site for more information.

81 Ratings

This app loses it’s (bleep)… when swtching network connections...

This app has a very difficut time switching network connections. Crashing out of it or disconnecting and reconnecting (which takes forever) doesn’t seem to work most of time when you switch/failover to a better network connection. It’s frustrating in the extreme. Even when you crash out of the app, only a reboot appears to really clear up what’s happening with the network stack. I’m looking forward to switching to Meraki.

Update your SonicWall's firmware

If you're having trouble using this app to connect, talk to IT and get the firmware on your SonicWall updated. I suffered with this app's inconsistent ability to connect to my company VPN through our SonicWall for a couple of years, angry that working from home always meant spending half an hour getting connected and then carefully keeping my laptop open to maintain the connection.
A few weeks ago IT was reviewing this issue and found that we were several releases behind on firmware updates. They ran the updates one night (be careful, these aren't just bug fixes but additional features that will need to be reviewed - our system was down for a while due to new and more intense DPI), and suddenly I connect within seconds every time. If I forget to disconnect it before I close my laptop, the VPN now reconnects within seconds.
This app has completely dropped off my radar as a tech hassle since upgrading our firmware.

Works great for me...

I really don’t get all the hate for this app. I have a SonicWALL VPN appliance that is properly configured and regularly updated. The only issue I have ever had with earlier versions were caused by Apple MacOS upgrades, and not the app/SonicWALL itself. Apple changes things with every new release, and it takes vendors a while to catch up. Beyond that- this has been rock-solid for me. I travel quite a bit on business and need this to access my LAN. A lot of times I completely forget I’m running it- it’s been fast and reliable.

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Information

Size
6.2 MB
Compatibility
L2tp vpn client for mac os

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.