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Dell Wyse ThinOS Version 8.5 Administrator’s Guide

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Configuring the VPN Manager

VPN Manager is included to manage VPN connections. A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network such as the Internet. It enables a computer or Wi-Fi-enabled device to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if the devices are directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.

To configure the VPN Manager, use the following guidelines:

  1. In Classic Mode, from the desktop menu, click System Setup > VPN Manager.

    In Zero Mode, user can view the VPN Manager tab in System Settings panel.

  2. Click VPN Manager.

    The VPN Manager dialog box is displayed.

    VPN Manager

  3. Click New to create a new session.
    1. Session Name (up to 21 characters)—Enter the name of the Session Name. This is not a mandatory option. If the field is left blank, the VPN server name will be used as the session name.
    2. VPN server (up to 63 characters)—Enter the IP address of the VPN Server. This is defined as either an IP address or a host name. This is a mandatory option.
    3. Login Username (up to 31 characters)—Enter the Login Username. This is a mandatory option.
    4. Login Password (up to 31 characters)—Enter the password of the user. This is not a mandatory option.
    5. Select the check box to Auto-connect on system startup.
    6. Select the check box to show progress in detail.
    7. Click OK.
      OpenConnect Property window

      When the connections are created, the description column lists the session name and the Auto column shows which connection is automatically connected when the unit restarts. Only one session can be set to auto-connect.

      OpenConnect window

  4. Click Connect.
    The connection status is displayed.

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