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VPN Connect

VPN Connect


VPN Connect is valuable for managing your Enterprise Cloud environment. VPN Connect provides you with a secure encrypted connection between your local PC and the environment network where your servers reside. While known as Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (for historical reasons), the Virtual Private Network actually uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is a more modern security protocol. A VPN connection is required to establish a secure Remote Desktop or Secure Shell connection to your servers for server administration within the guest operating system. VPN Connect is not necessary if you have a LAN-to-LAN virtual private network connection to your networks.

The default SSL VPN configuration for Enterprise Cloud is session-based. If you require dedicated SSL VPN credentials, you must create VPN Users from the Manage VPN Accounts Tab. VPN Users can Use VPN User Credentials to Connect to Environment Networks with SSL VPN. If you have no SSL VPN client, see Cannot download SSL VPN client.

You can establish a VPN connection from your browser or using a SSL VPN client.

Connect Now

To establish a VPN connection from your browser:

  1. Click VPN Connect on the top menu.
  2. Click Connect Now.
  3. The response of your browser varies whether you use Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.

VPN Credentials

To establish a VPN connection using a SSL VPN client, access the VPN credentials:

  1. Click VPN Connect on the top menu.
  2. Click VPN Credentials.
  3. The Verify Password dialog appears.

  4. Type your Password.
  5. Click Verify.
  6. The VPN Connection Credentials dialog appears with Connection Endpoint, User ID, and Password.

    Note: The VPN Connection Credentials are valid only for the time shown in the VPN Connection Credentials dialog.

  7. Establish a VPN connection using a SSL VPN client, see Connect to Enterprise Cloud with a SSL VPN Client.
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