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How to Configure Android Devices for Client-to-Site IPsec VPNs with PSK

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IPsec VPNs are supported for Android version 4.0 and above. Devices with Android version 2.3 are limited to PPTP and L2TP.

The native Android VPN client supports IPsec, L2TP, and PPTP VPNs. Follow the steps in this article to configure an Android device to connect to a client-to-site IPsec VPN with PSK.

Configure the Android VPN Client

  1. On the Android device, tap Settings.
  2. In the Wireless & Networks section, tap More.
  3. Tap VPN.
  4. Add the VPN by tapping the plus sign (+) next to VPN.
  5. On the Edit VPN profile page, configure these settings: 
    • Name – Enter a name for the VPN connection (e.g., IPsec PSK).
    • Type – Select IPSec Xauth PSK.
    • Server address – Enter the network address for the VPN service (e.g.,
    • IPSec identifier – Enter the group policy name you entered during the IPsec PSK VPN on the Barracuda NG Firewall (e.g., IPsecPSKGroupPolicyName). For more information, see Step 3 in How to Configure a Client-to-Site IPsec VPN with PSK.
    • IPSec pre-shared key – Enter the PSK.
  6. To connect to the VPN, tap its name (e.g., IPsec PSK).
  7. Enter your Username and Password, and then tap Connect.
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