Create users for VPN configuration 3

User authentication is configured in the same way for VPN client connections and normal, unencrypted connections. The same User elements (user accounts) can be used for both.

Before you begin

You must have a VPN element for configuration 3.

Note: This basic configuration scenario does not explain all settings related to user authentication.

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  1. Select Configuration, then browse to User Authentication.
  2. Browse to Users > InternalDomain.
    A list of Internal User Groups and Internal Users in the InternalDomain opens on the right.
  3. Right-click the stonegate Internal User Group and select New > Internal User.
  4. In the Name field, enter the user name that the end user uses to authenticate to the VPN.
  5. (Optional) In the Comment field, enter the full name of the user.
  6. Click the Authentication tab.
  7. Click Add in the Authentication Method section.
  8. Select User Password and click Select.
    This default element allows user password authentication for the internal LDAP database.
  9. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, enter and confirm the password.
    Make a note of the password so that you can communicate it to the user. The passwords entered in the VPN client are encrypted so that they remain confidential as they are transferred over the Internet.
  10. Click OK.


The information is added to the Management Server’s internal LDAP user database.