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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Configure VPN Templates in the SSL VPN

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By adding group-policy based VPN templates to your NextGen F-Series SSL VPN Resources, you can let end users self-provision the VPN clients on their Windows, macOS, or iOS devices. Users then only need to log into their desktop or mobile portal and click the provisioning link. The downloaded file automatically configures the Barracuda VPN client or iOS VPN client, depending on the operating system. Currently, VPN files containing personal license files (*.lic) cannot be uploaded.

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Before you Begin

Step 1. Export the Client-to-Site Group Policy VPN Template

Download the VPN template (*.vpn) file from the Client-to-Site configuration.

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN-Service > Client-to-Site.
  2. Click the External CA tab. 
  3. In the Group Policy tab, double-click on the VPN group policy. The Edit Group Policy window opens.
  4. Click Export to file. The Export VPN Profile window opens.
  5. Enter a new Description.
  6. Enter the IP address of the VPN Server.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Save the file.

Step 2. Create a VPN Template Resource

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > VPN-Service > SSL-VPN.
  2. In the left menu, select VPN Templates.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Click + to add a new VPN Template. The VPN Template window opens.
  5. Enter a Name.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Enter the Display Name
  8. (optional) To restrict access to the VPN files by user group, replace the * entry in the Allowed User Groups list. Click + to add new user groups.
  9. Click Ex/Import and select Import  from File.
  10. Select the VPN template file you exported in step 1.
  11. Click Open.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click Send Changes and Activate

The VPN template can now be used to self-provision your user's Windows, macOS and iOS devices via the desktop and mobile portal.

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