How to Access VPN?
Click on "Settings" and then choose "General."
Scroll to the very bottom and choose "VPN." Click on "Add VPN Configuration."
Choose a connection protocol. In the top bar, you will see that iOS has three available protocols: L2TP, PPTP, and IPSec. If your VPN is provided by an employer, then they will most likely inform you as to which protocol to use. If you are using your own hosted VPN, however, then be sure to use a form which is supported by your provider.
Enter a description. This could be anything you want. For instance, if this is a work VPN, then you could describe it as "Work." If you plan to use this VPN for watching an out-of-country Netflix, then you could call it "Canadian Netflix."
Enter your server information. This information should have been given to you either by your VPN provider or your employer.
Enter your "Account" name. This field refers to your username which you most likely created when purchasing your hosted VPN or was created for you by an employer.Turn on "RSA SecurID" if you use this form of authentication. To turn this on, tap on the gray button. When it turns green, this feature is turned on. RSA SecureID comprises either a hardware or software mechanism which produces keys to verify a user over periods of time. Most likely, you will only have RSA SecurID in a professional setting.
Enter your "Password." Your password was most likely provided at the same time as your username. Consult with your employer or VPN provider if you do not have this information.Enter your shared "Secret" if you require it.
- A "secret" is used to further authenticate your account. Much like the "key" of an RSA Secure ID, the "secret" is typically a series of letters and numbers given to you by a provider or employer. If it has not been provided to you then you either may not need to enter anything in that field or you may need to contact your provider or employer in order to obtain the secret.
Enter the "Group Name" for an IPSec connection if needed. Again, this would be given to you, so if your employer or provider have shared this information with you then enter it in this field. If they haven't, then, most likely, you may leave the field blank.
Choose whether to "Send All Traffic" to the VPN. Click the button next to this field and ensure it is highlighted in green if you want all your internet traffic to go through the VPN.
12Click "Save" in the top right corner to save your settings. At this point, your VPN is connected.
- You may turn your VPN connection on or off from the main "Settings" page by clicking its corresponding button. If the button is green, then you are connected. If the button is gray, then you are not connected. It will appear directly underneath "Wi-Fi."