A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides devices with a secure and encrypted tunnel to access internal resources such as email, files, and content. VPN profiles enable each device to function as if it were connected through the on-site network.

Depending on the connection type and authentication method, use look-up values to auto-fill user name info to streamline the login process.

To create a VPN profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile > Android.

  2. Select Android for Work .

  3. Configure the General profile settings as appropriate.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  4. Select VPN to edit the profile.
  5. Configure VPN settings. The table below defines all settings that can be configured based on the VPN client.

    Setting Description
    Connection Info
    Connection Type Choose the protocol used to facilitate VPN sessions.
    Connection Name

    Enter the assigned to the connection created by the profile.


    Enter the name or address of the used for VPN connections.

    Account Enter the user account for authenticating the connection.
    Always On VPN Enable to force all traffic from work apps to be tunneled through VPN.
    Per-App VPN Rules

    Enable Per App VPN which allows you to configure VPN traffic rules based on specific applications. This text box only displays for supported VPN vendors.

    User Authentication Choose the method required to authenticate the VPN session.

    Provide the credentials required for end-user VPN access.

    Vendor Configurations
    Vendor Keys

    Create custom keys to go into the vendor config dictionary.

    Key Enter the specific key provided by the vendor.
    Value Enter the VPN value for each key.
  1. Select Save & Publish.