Configure SonicWall MobileConnect VPN on Android
  • 23 Sep 2023
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Configure SonicWall MobileConnect VPN on Android

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Article summary

Scalefusion and Android for Work make it easy for you to configure SonicWall MobileConnect VPN on your managed Android devices. Follow the guide below to configure SonicWall.

Before you Begin

  1. Complete Android for Work Setup in Scalefusion Dashboard.
  2. Enroll your corporate-owned devices using afw#mobilock
  3. Invite your Employees to enroll their personal devices.
The following feature works only for devices enrolled via afw#mobilock and where Scalefusion application is set as a Device Owner or employee-owned devices where Scalefusion creates a Work Profile. It will not work if you are using legacy methods to enroll the devices.

Search and Approve SonicWall MobileConnect

The first step is to search and approve SonicWall MobileConnect for your organization. The steps are,

  1. Sign In Scalefusion Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Application Management > Play For Work Apps
  3. Click on the Add from Playstore button.
  4. In the Google Play dialog, search for the SonicWall MobileConnect app.
  5. Click on the SonicWall MobileConnect app and click on the Select button.
  6. The app will start appearing on the Scalefusion Dashboard.

Configuring SonicWall MobileConnect Settings

Once you have the SonicWall MobileConnect app, the next step is to configure the application. The steps are,

  1. Click on the SonicWall MobileConnect application to see the details card.
  2. Click on the App Configurations tab and click CREATE to see the configuration options.
  3. SonicWall MobileConnect gives you the following configuration options,
Connection NameThe display name for the VPN as shown on the user's mobile device
VPN ServerThe URL of the headend is the actual SonicWall MobileConnect server.
Login GroupChoose the authentication type for the VPN connection.
UsernameThe username to be used or blank. You can use custom properties for a dynamic configuration, like $device.<customproperty> or $
PasswordOptional field to specify the password for the VPN connection.
DomainThe domain for this connection.
Authentication TypeChoose the type of authentication.
Client Certification AliasThe Alias of the certificate in Android KeyStore if the Authentication type is cert alias.
ActionAction type for this configuration, whether it updates or deletes the profile.
Per-App VPN ActionChoose if you want to allow a Per-APP VPN or want to configure this as a device-level VPN.
Per-App VPN App PackagesIf Per-App VPN is allowed, then a list of packages that should be routed through the VPN.

    4. Once you have entered the values, click on SAVE to save the configuration. All the saved configurations appear in the list.

Publishing the Application and Configuration

Once you have created the configuration, the next step is to publish the application and then the configuration. The steps are,

  1. From the App Details card, click on the App Information tab and click on PUBLISH
  2. Select the Android Device Groups/Profiles/Devices where you want to publish the application and click PUBLISH
  3. Now click on the App Configuration tab. Click on the 3 dots > click on Publish.
  4. Select the Android Device Groups/Profiles/Devices where you have published the application in Step 3, and click PUBLISH
  5. This will cause the applications to be installed on the devices and then configured based on the configuration.
Please contact your VPN Service provider in case you need details on how to use a particular setting and the accepted values.

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