APNs with Always-On IKEv2 VPN

RDowson's picture
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We have an always-on IKEv2 VPN with a Global HTTP Proxy profile pointing to our internal proxy server.

We are using AirWatch in the cloud to manage the devices.

When the VPN is on APNs doesn't seem to be connecting the devices.

We have opened up the full address block into our environment for TCP ports 5523, 2195, 2196 and 443 as described in this apple document - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203609

Do we also need to apply the rule the other way so that the devices can connect back to APNs?

AirWatch seem to suggest that the devices don'e connect back to APNs and instead connect straight back to the console.

Can someone help with this please?

Private APN with access to outside websites?

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Hi guys, Im new to this APN thing, and trying to figure out how to make this work.

A client of mine has an APN that managed by AT&T, that allow iOS devices to access private website from my client. Now we want to use that APN with the addition of accessing to Google and Apple maps. They told me to setup the proxy on iOS device to have access to other public websites.

1) Is this correct? Because I thought all they have to do is add those websites that they want to access into the APN itself, and not setup a separate proxy on the device?

2) If setup a proxy on the device will get this working, where do I setup this proxy up on the device? Do I use the Global HTTP Proxy? or the Proxy in the APN profile, when I create it in Apple Configurator?

Thanks for all your input.

VPN causing slow internet connection.

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We have customers complaining that once their iPads are connected to the internet, their internet speed is severely throttled. It appears to be caused by the VPN, is there a way to fix this? We are using a Cisco AnyConnect IPsec VPN

Thank you.

IKE V2 VPN (always on)

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Hi !

We want to use IKE V2 with always-on feature introduced with iOS 8. Is someone out there with experience ?
Is it necessary to route to for an APNS connection ? Is it possible to use a proxy ?

Thanks and greetings


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