Stormshield Network SSL VPN Client and third-party client compatible with OpenVPN in Windows

Direct connection (without going through the address book)

  1. Right-click on the Stormshield Network SSL VPN Client icon located in the taskbar of the Windows host.
  2. Select Start VPN.
    A dialog window opens.
  3. Indicate the firewall's public address or the FQDN to contact in order to establish an SSL tunnel, the user name and the associated password.
    These parameters can be saved when you select the checkbox Save login information:

The client then authenticates on the Firewall. He will receive his network configuration, set up the SSL tunnel and automatically add the routes that the system needs for contacting remote resources.

A confirmation message will appear in the task bar: the remote workstation can now access all authorized resources on the central site through the SSL tunnel.

Connection via the address book

  1. Right-click on the Stormshield Network SSL VPN Client icon located in the taskbar of the Windows host.
  2. Select Open address book.
  3. Select the connection profile to be used.
  4. Click on Select to automatically launch the connection.

The client then authenticates on the Firewall. He will receive his network configuration, set up the SSL tunnel and automatically add the routes that the system needs for contacting remote resources.

A confirmation message will appear in the task bar: the remote workstation can now access all authorized resources on the central site through the SSL tunnel.

Viewing connection informations

Roll your mouse over the Stormshield Network SSL VPN Client icon to view:

  • User name,
  • IP address of the Firewall,
  • IP address received,
  • Number of bytes exchanged through the tunnel.

Shutting down the tunnel

  1. Right-click on the Stormshield Network SSL VPN Client icon located in the task bar on the Windows computer.
  2. Select Stop VPN.