This documentation is for users running VMWare SSL VPN. 

At a high level, if you use Ubuntu 18.x, to successfully install the SSL VPN client, you must:

  • Download the SSL VPN client
  • Install the SSL VPN client
  • Log into the SSL VPN client

Currently, there is a bug with the GUI for this version of Ubutnu. VMWare is actively resolving this bug.

Step 1: Download the SSL VPN client

For Account Administrators only.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  2. Click SSL VPN
  3. Click Members.
  4. Click the plus ( + ) icon.
  5. In the field, enter and select the name of the user, or their email address.

  6. Mark the desired data center or data centers that the user can connect to.

  7. Click Submit.

    • The newly added user will appear in the table; the table is organized in alphabetical order, based on the first name of the user. 
  8. Click Client
  9. Click Download SSL VPN client
    • AMP will automatically detect your operating system; however, you can click Download for another platform to view other operating system options.
    • When you open the client, follow the on-screen installation instructions. 
    • For Windows users, the client will download as a .zip file.

      • Extract the installation files to your local hard drive.
      • Launch the installer.exe file to begin the installation. 

      For Mac OS users, the client will download as a .tgzfile.

      • Extract the installation files to your local hard drive.
      • Access the mac_phat_client folder, and then run the naclient.pkg installer. 
      • When you run the installer, you will see an error regarding the certificate. Click Continue. (In a future release, Armor will resolve the issue.)
      • To launch the SSL VPN client, in your Applications folder, search for naclient.
      • If you run Mac OS 10.11 or higher, then please review Install SSL VPN Client for Mac OS, version 10.11 and higher
  10. After installation, open the client.
    • In the drop-down menu, default will be listed. 

  11. Click Settings.
    • To add a new connection, you must enter a Connection Alias, Hostname/IP Address, and Port, which you can find in AMP. 

  12. Return to AMP, specifically to the Client section of the SSL VPN screen.
  13. Use the Client Configuration table to locate the data center and corresponding information to add to the client. 

  14. Under Client Configuration, copy the Location information, and then paste that information into Connection Alias.
  15. Under Client Configuration, copy the HOST/FQDN information, and then paste that information into Hostname/IP Address.
  16. Under Client Configuration, copy the Port information, and then paste that information into Port.
  17. Click Add.
  18. Click OK.
  19. In the drop-down menu, select the newly created connection.
  20. Log into the client.
    • Your SSL VPN login credentials are the same credentials you use to access the Armor Management Portal (AMP). 

Step 2: Install the SSL VPN client

  1. Run the following command: 

    tar -xzvf Armor-VpnSetup.tgz
  2. Set the execute bit on the install script with the following command: 

    cd ~/Downloads/linux_phat_client
    chmod +x
  3. Install the dos2unix utility with the following command:   

    sudo apt install dos2unix
    apt install net-tools
  4. Change the line endings of the files to a unix format with the following command:  

    cd ~/Downloads/linux_phat_client
    dos2unix && dos2unix linux_phat_client/*
  5. Install the client with the following command:  

    cd ~/Downloads/linux_phat_client
    sudo ./

Step 3: Log into the SSL VPN client

  1. Retrieve your profile name with the command below. You will need this information to log into the client.  

    Your profile name includes the network, datacenter, and zone.
    sudo cat /opt/sslvpn-plus/naclient/naclient.conf | awk '{print $1}'
  2. Log into the client with the following command: 

    sudo naclient login
  3. Enter your profile name, username, and password, and then press Enter
    • You will see the following message: "Successfully connected to SSL VPN-Plus gateway profile: [you profile name]"
  4. (Optional) Log out with the following command:

    sudo naclient logout

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