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Barracuda SSL VPN

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This Product Is Going End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support

End-OF-Sales: As of 1st March 2019, all new sales for the Barracuda SSL VPN product have ceaved. Only renewals of software and hardware subscriptions are available for a limited time up to an expiration date of 30th November 2020.

End-OF-Life and End-Of-Support on 1st December 2020: All Barracuda SSL VPN sales will cease; neither new sales nor any renewals will be available. If you currently hold a maintenance and support contract, you will continue to receive our award-winning support and services until your contract expires, or until Dec 1st, 2020, whichever occurs first.

How to Access the Desktop Portal from Mobile Devices

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To perform administrative tasks using a mobile device such as smartphone or tablet, users may require access to the Barracuda SSL VPN desktop portal. This is possible by configuring a Direct URL web forward to create a permanent link. The users can then switch to the desktop portal while being logged into the Barracuda SSL VPN mobile portal.

The user must have administrative access rights to use this web forward.

Create a Direct URL web forward

To create a custom Direct URL web forward from the mobile portal to the desktop portal,

  1. Log into the SSL VPN web interface.
  2. Go to the Manage System > RESOURCES > Web Forwards page.
  3. In the upper right, verify that you have selected the correct user database.
  4. In the Create Web Forward section:
    1. Enter a name for the custom web forward. This name is displayed to end users.
    2. From the web forward Category list, select the Custom check box. Then select Direct URL as the type of custom web forward that you are creating.
    3. In the Destination URL field, enter the URL https://<IP address of the Barracuda SSL VPN>/status.do
    4. Add the policies that you want to apply to the web forward.
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  5. Click Add to create the web forward. The new web forward now appears in the web forwards section.

When a user with the appropriate access rights is logged in to the Barracuda SSL VPN mobile portal, they can access the Barracuda SSL VPN desktop portal by clicking the Mobile-to-Desktop web forward in the Apps tab.  

The user will be able to use the Barracuda SSL VPN desktop interface according to the Access Rights settings configured in the policy the user account is assigned to. For more information, see How to Configure Policies. 

Enable/disable the mobile portal 

By default, usage of the Barracuda SSL VPN mobile portal is enabled. If not required you can also disable mobile access. 

To allow or deny users with mobile devices to use the SSL VPN mobile portal, 

  1. Open the Manage System > BASIC > Configuration page.
  2. In the upper right, verify that you have selected the correct user database.
  3. In the Web Interface section, enable or disable the Use Mobile Portal checkbox.
  4. Click Save Changes. 

With parameter Use Remember Me on Mobile Portal enabled, mobile users are granted the option to store their last used login details on their mobile device.

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