VPN from iPhone and iPad to ASA's

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Aug 9th, 2010
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Looking at the data sheets and the configuration documentations, I am not finding information as to whether and how we can support VPN connections from iPhones and iPads into an Cisco ASA.

Is this via ssl clients and what kind of support

Anyone have any information?  thanks.

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manish arora Mon, 08/09/2010 - 08:28
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Ipad as well as iphone can be supported via remote vpn. there is a default cisco ipsec client on the ipad that works well for remote access.



Todd Pula Mon, 08/09/2010 - 11:51
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Please refer to the CCO link below.  The iPhone IPSec client has been tested to work with ASA 8.x code.  The iPad IPSec client should work, however, it has not been tested so we do not yet claim official support for it.


Philip Wed, 09/29/2010 - 13:45
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That was laughably unhelpful.  Thanks for a good chuckle though - nice to see the creation of an official .pdf document that's 3 pages long, when you could have responded with "Configure as you would any IPsec client." right in the post.

Philip Wed, 09/29/2010 - 14:05
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I'll do you one better Mr. Snarky CCIE guy .  Jason's post has some really good stuff.


Especially the link to Apple's manual:


That manual is the first .pdf I've found that actually describes settings to some level of detail other than "it should work like any other IPsec client", describing:

  1. Authentication methods
  2. Authentication groups
  3. Certificates
  4. IPsec settings
  5. and some Misc stuff


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