Configure a Device-Level VPN Configuration for Android Devices Using AirWatch

You can easily enable access to internal resources from your managed Android mobile endpoints by configuring VPN access using AirWatch. In a device-level VPN configuration, you route all of the traffic that matches the access routes configured on the GlobalProtect gateway through the GlobalProtect VPN.
  1. Download the GlobalProtect app for Android:
  2. From the AirWatch console, modify or add a new Android profile.
    1. Navigate to DevicesProfilesList View.
    2. Select an existing profile to which to add the VPN configuration or add a new one (select AddAdd Profile).
    3. Select Android as the platform and Device as the configuration type.
  3. Configure General profile settings:
    • Name—Provide a meaningful name for this configuration.
    • Version—This field is auto-populated with the latest version number of the configuration profile.
    • Description—A brief description of the profile that indicates its purpose.
    • Profile Scope—Scope for this profile, either Production,Staging, or Both.
    • Assignment Type—Determines how the profile is deployed to endpoints. Select Auto to deploy the profile to all endpoints automatically, Optional to enable the end user to install the profile from the Self-Service Portal (SSP) or to manually deploy the profile to individual endpoints, or Compliance to deploy the profile when an end user violates a compliance policy applicable to the endpoint.
    • Managed By—The Organization Group with administrative access to the profile.
    • Assigned Smart Group—The Smart Group to which you want the device profile added. Includes an option to create a new Smart Group which can be configured with specs for minimum OS, device models, ownership categories, organization groups and more.
    • Allow Removal—Determines whether or not the profile can be removed by the endpoint's end user. Select Always to enable the end user to manually remove the profile at any time, Never to prevent the end user from removing the profile from the endpoint, or With Authorization to enable the end user to remove the profile with the authorization of the administrator. Choosing With Authorization adds a required Password.
    • Exclusions—If Yes is selected, a new field Excluded Smart Groups displays, enabling you to select those Smart Groups you wish to exclude from the assignment of this device profile.
  4. Save and Publish this profile to the assigned Smart Groups.
  5. To configure the VPN settings, select VPN and then click Configure.
  6. Configure Connection Info, including:
    • Connection Type—Select GlobalProtect as the network connection method.
    • Connection Name—Enter the name of the connection name that the endpoint will display.
    • Server—Enter the hostname or IP address of the GlobalProtect portal to which to connect.
  7. Configure Authentication information:
    1. Choose the method to authenticate end users: Password or Certificate.
    2. Enter the Username of the VPN account or click add ( “+” ) to view supported lookup values that you can insert.
    3. Enter a Password or upload an Identity Certificate that GlobalProtect will use to authenticate users.
  8. Save & Publish this profile to the assigned Smart Groups.

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