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OpenVPN Compatibility?

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  • vijinc Calculating status...
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:53 PM (in response to ramkivelpuri)

    Look at http://www.propalms.com/products/universalclient.php for a VPN client that supports access to office desktop and terminal servers (RDP based applications) on iOS/Android. support for web apps is also coming soon for iOS. Web apps are supported on android. Quite a cheap solution with enterprise grade VPN features comparable to Juniper/Cisco

  • vijinc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:55 PM (in response to ramkivelpuri)

    @ramkivelpuri: Please touch base with Propalms at owen.dukes@propalms.com if you need the API for the VPN. They provide custom API for their iOS and android app that you can integrate in your application for a seamless access by your users.

  • Pecos Bill Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Aug 23, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to vijinc)

    Will their client work with OpenVPN server or do you have to have their server? If their server, why can't they list their price without downloading it? Exceedingly frustrating.

  • vijinc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:08 AM (in response to Pecos Bill)

    Hey, send me your email id and i will send their price list. I have it now.

    yes its their own server.

  • krzee Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:12 AM (in response to vijinc)

    he (we) arent looking for some vpn service, we want the VPN API in IOS to be open so openvpn can use it and then we can connect to our own vpn servers

  • vijinc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to krzee)

    Yes I understand that. I am also looking for the same solution. But I do not see a way out anytime soon. So looking for alternate solutions. I am able to access MS terminal services, my office desktop now with Propalms solution on iPad and Android. Their solutions works for desktop similar to openvpn. Its coming at a cost but getting me connected on my tablets.

  • essandess Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to vijinc)

    I've posted the step-by-step to get a secure VPN connection between OS X and iOS here: <https://discussions.apple.com/message/20154777#20154777>. As far as I know, this is the only way to accomplish a secure VPN link between an iPhone and a Mac.

  • rob1234567 Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to essandess)

    essandess, there is no point in posting jailbreaks here.  That's not what we're looking for.

  • essandess Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to rob1234567)

    > That's not what we're looking for.

     

    As I say, this is the only way to accomplish a secure VPN link between an iPhone and a Mac, making this choice an imperative for many.

    Mac mini Server (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Lion Server, EyeTV HD, Turbo.264 HD
  • Cantenna Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:14 AM (in response to schalliol)

    Hi Apple,

     

    Please do us all a favor and release OpenVPN for ios. Alot of people im sure have moved to Android because this feature is missing. Im thinking about Android myself because of openvpn. Its important. If Apple means business, they'll introduce openpn.

     

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  • elucfol Calculating status...
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    Dec 10, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to schalliol)

    Please apple I need openvpn for my business...otherwise I buy andorid !!

  • enthusuast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to elucfol)

    Many professional workers do need open vpn connections, on ios devices.

  • zsalabc Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to elucfol)

    i need too, that is a stupid think from apple

  • Marianco1 Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to schalliol)

    To use OpenVPN with an iOS device, I would do the following:

     

    1. Set up OpenVPN on a Mac to connect to your OpenVPN server

    2. Turn on the Mac's built-in L2TP VPN Server

    3. Use OpenDNS to give your Mac a DNS address for access from the internet.

    4. Set the iOS device to use the Mac's L2TP VPN Server

     

    In doing so, the internet activity of the iOS device is tunneled through OpenVPN to Mac via L2TP on the Mac then through OpenVPN to the OpenVPN server then to the internet.

  • zsalabc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to Marianco1)

    Are you kidding? It's not a solution, it's a ********! Please get a real OpenVPN soultion for iPhone (or allow anyone to add a solution in appstore….doesn't mather for me)!

     

    P.S.: I think you are an apple employee, if not sorry, but is a bad workaround not a solution, thanks

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