How to configure the ASA to support Secure Connect on Cisco Jabber


Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:02
Jun 4th, 2012
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In this video, I will show you how to configure the ASA, using the ASDM interface, to support the Secure Connect feature on Cisco Jabber.

Secure Connect is an application feature in Cisco Jabber for Android and soon to be in Cisco Jabber for iPhone. Secure Connect is a built in VPN feature that allows Cisco Jabber to access the enterprise network.

The prequisites are:

- ASA version 8.4.1 or greater

- AnyConnect licenses

Marco Szablewski Fri, 06/15/2012 - 01:12
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Dear Vincent,

Thank you so much for this great video. You provide a lot of useful information that is missing in the AnyConnect Release Notes and Administration Guides.



vindoan2 Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:52
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Here is an important additional information that was not in the video.

Increase "webvpn default-idle-timeout" from 30m (default) to 86400s (24h) and this setting will be enforced only if the group-policy/username vpn-idle-timeout is set to none.

The connection to the secure gateway has gone dormant for a longer than the allowed time period.  This happens when the device or app sleeps overnight .  To avoid this problem, increase the timeout value on the ASA.  The value you must configure is called "webvpn default-idle-timeout".

Hythim Ali El Hadad Sun, 08/24/2014 - 08:02
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I have a question here

I need to know the behavior of Jabber with this configuration..

When I open Jabber through 3G. It'll registered soon as per its connecting URL as VPN Phone with IP Phones ? or I need to connect to VPN every time for Jabber to work ?


Or when adjusting this timeout "webvpn default-idle-timeout"

we'll need to establish the vpn every 24 hours for Jabber to reconnect ?

or the sleep duration will reset this idle timeout and it'll start to recount




Thanks a lot to clear this point





Steven DiStefano Wed, 07/25/2012 - 07:18
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Thanks very much.   Cisco should do more material like this.  very helpful.

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