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Barracuda SSL VPN

How can I configure a Mobile Device to access the Barracuda SSL VPN through PPTP?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 2 years ago
Solution #00005487


This solution applies to all Barracuda SSL VPN Firmware 2.1 and newer.

Every Mobile Device has a different method for configuring PPTP. The following are brief guides to the methods that have been encountered during testing of the various devices.
Windows Mobile 6.1
  1. Go to Settings > Connections > Add a new VPN Server Connection.
  2. Enter the required details,
    • An identifying name
    • Set Host name/IP to the SSL VPN hostname or IP
    • Set VPN type as PPTP
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    • Set the User Name and Password to those of the SSL VPN account
  3. Select Manage Existing Connections > VPN tab.
  4. Open the menu for the VPN connection, select Connect.
iPhone/iPad (iOS 9.3.5 or lower)
Note that PPTP support has been removed in iOS 10
  1. Go to Network > VPN > Add a New VPN Configuration.
  2. Select PPTP.
  3. Enter the required details,
    • An identifiying description
    • Set Server to the SSL VPN hostname
    • Set Account to the SSL VPN account
    • Switch RSA SecurID to Off
    • Account password
    • Encrpytion Level to Auto
    • Switch Send All Traffic to On
  4. The new VPN Configuration will be created. Enable the VPN connection to allow the device to connect to the SSL VPN.
  1. Go to Settings > Wireless Settings > VPN Settings > Add VPN > Add PPTP.
  2. Enter the required details,
    • An identifying VPN Name
    • Set VPN Server as the SSL VPN hostname
    • Enable Encryption should enabled
    • DNS Search Domains should be set to the network the server is in
  3. The new VPN connection will be created. Enable the VPN connection to start the connection.
  4. A prompt for the SSL VPN username and password will be made before the connection can be completed; these can be saved.

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