VPN and Ipad

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Sep 7th, 2010
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I have a problem with ipad.

Doesn't work the vpn !!! With configuration IPSEC CISCO.

Help me !! I have a firewall Pix 515E , there are any problems ??


Se rispondete in italiano è meglio !!


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Gavin Barber Tue, 09/07/2010 - 08:55
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What type of tunnel? Split or tunnel everything?

And we will need to know authentication configuration, shared key or user logon required?

Todd Pula Tue, 09/07/2010 - 10:44
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The PIX will need to be running 8.x code or later.  Below is a sample configuration that has worked for other iPad customers on an ASA.

crypto ipsec transform-set ESP-3DES-SHA
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 set transform-set ESP-3DES-SHA
crypto isakmp policy 10
  authentication pre-share
  encryption 3des
  hash sha
  group 2
  lifetime 86400
crypto isakmp nat-traversal

group-policy BasicPolicy internal
group-policy BasicPolicy attributes
  password-storage enable
username basic password uc/Xo0s4BJ1CCT.d encrypted
tunnel-group DefaultRAGroup ipsec-attributes
tunnel-group Basic type remote-access
tunnel-group Basic general-attributes
  default-group-policy BasicPolicy
tunnel-group Basic ipsec-attributes
  pre-shared-key letmein

luca71RODDICK Wed, 09/08/2010 - 02:39
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I have version 7.x , perhaps this is the problem.

thank you a lot    

lgavage69 Thu, 09/09/2010 - 08:00
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I have a question concerning VPN and iPad or iPhone.

I have a configuration which works with VPN client on a computer and also on iPad or iPhone.

But on these two last the lifetime parameter is not supported. The value is fixed to 1 hour. (even if in the router the value is 12 hours).

This seems to be a bug ... could you tell me if a solution exists?



lgavage69 Thu, 09/09/2010 - 08:19
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Oh Ok no problem ;-)

Thks for your answer.


Todd Pula Thu, 09/09/2010 - 08:33
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Where do I find information on how to configure this client?

For Apple iPhone configuration information, please visit the Apple support area at:


Configure your Cisco security appliance exactly as you would to support connections from the Cisco VPN Client (IPSec).

How do I receive support?

Apple directly supports the Cisco VPN Client on the iPhone, including the new 3.x functionality.

To receive support, please contact Apple at Consumer Technical Support:

http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise or

800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273), 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

Which Cisco platforms work with the Cisco VPN Client on the iPhone?

Cisco  ASA 5500 Security Appliances and PIX Firewalls. We highly recommend the  latest 8.0.x software release (or greater), but you can also use 7.2.x  software.

Cisco routers running IOS Release 12.4(15)T and later.

The VPN 3000 Series Concentrators do not support the iPhone VPN capabilities.

Todd Pula Thu, 09/16/2010 - 10:02
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I was actually the person who raised the bug to have the documentation updated.  Officially, the iPad has never been tested but "should" work.  Having not been officially test, we cannot claim support.  Speaking from practical experience dealing customers day in and day out, I have seen customers successfully connect iPads to an ASA.


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