How to remotely configure Netmotion VPN in iOS/iPadOS using MDM?


A Virtual Private Network (VPN) ensures only authorized users can access confidential corporate data, from any public network by transmitting all device-web communication on a secure channel. VPN also boosts productivity as it ensures employees can work from anywhere, without worrying about lack of access to specific resource/data. With remote work being adopted extensively, it has become mandatory for IT admins to configure VPN on mobile devices. Configuring VPN can be easily and efficiently done using MDM.


Follow the steps given below, to configure VPN plug-ins:

  • On the MDM console, click on Device Mgmt tab and select Profiles.
  • Select iOS/iPadOS and click Continue.
  • Select the VPN tab and fill the requisite parameters as explained below:

Policy Description

Connection type

Select L2TP as the connection type.

Connection name

Provide a name for the VPN connection to be configured

Server name/IP address Enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name or IP address of your VPN server
Account Specify the account that needs access to this VPN. Type %username% to get the appropriate user name, mapped to the device
User Authentication Specify user authentication type as Password or RSA SecurID
Password (If Password is selected for authentication) Specify the password to be used for user authentication
Shared Secret Specify the pre-shared secret
Send all traffic Enable this to route all traffic through VPN connection
Enable On-Demand VPN

Enabling On-Demand VPN ensures that a device not present in the corporate network, will be automatically connected to VPN whenever the specified list of server/domains are accessed. If you specify multiple domain names, they should be comma separated.

Proxy  Configure the proxy settings to be used for this VPN connection

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