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SSL VPN Client for Windows

SSL VPN client for Windows is named Hillstone Secure Connect. Hillstone Secure Connect can be run with the following operating systems: Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 2008/Windows 10/Windows 2012. The encrypted data can be transmitted between the SSL VPN client and SSL VPN server after a connection has been established successfully. The functions of the client are:

  • Get the interface and the route information of the PC on which the client is running.

  • Show the connecting status, statistics, interface information, and route information.
  • Show SSL VPN log messages.
  • Upgrade the client software.
  • Resolve the resource list information received from the server.

This section mainly describes how to download, install, start, uninstall the SSL VPN client, and its GUI and menu. The method for downloading, installing and starting the client may vary from the authentication methods configured on the server. The SSL VPN server supports the following authentication methods:

  • Username/Password
  • Username/Password + Digital Certificate
  • Digital Certificate only

Downloading and Installing Secure Connect

When using the SSL VPN client for the first time, you need to download and install the client software Hillstone Secure Connect. This section describes three methods for downloading and installing the client software based on three available authentication methods. For the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication, the digital certificate can either be the USB Key certificate provided by the vendor, or the file certificate provided by the administrator.

Using Username/Password Authentication

When the Username/Password authentication is configured on the server, take the following steps to download and install the SSL VPN client software - Hillstone Secure Connect:

  1. Visit the following URL with a web browser: https://IP-Address:Port-Number. In the URL, IP-Address and Port-Number refer to the IP address and HTTPS port number of the egress interface specified in the SSL VPN instance.

  2. In the SSL VPN login page (shown in Figure 1), type the username and password into the Username and Password boxes respectively, and then click Login.
    • If the local authentication server is configured on the device, the username and password should already be configured on the device.

    • If "Radius authentication + RSA SecurID Token authentication by RSA Server" is configured on the device, and the user logs in for the first time, the username should be the username configured on the Radius server, and the password should be the dynamic Token password bound to the user. Click Login, and in the PIN Setting page (shown in Figure 2), set a PIN (4 to 8 digits). After the PIN has been set successfully, you will be prompted to login again with the new password (shown in Figure 3). Click Login again to return to the login page, type the correct username and new password, and click Login. The new password is PIN + dynamic Token password. For example, if the PIN is set to 54321, and the dynamic Token password is 808771, then the new password is 54321808771.

    • If "Radius authentication + RSA SecurID Token authentication by RSA Server" is configured on the device, but the user is not logging in for the first time, the username should be the username configured on the Radius server, and the password should be PIN + dynamic Token password.




  3. If SMS authentication is enabled on the SSL VPN server, the SMS Authentication dialog will appear. Type the authentication code and click Authenticate. If you have not received the authentication code within one minute, you can re-apply.

    • After passing the authentication, you have three chances to type the authentication code. If you give incorrect authentication code three times in succession, the connection will be disconnected automatically.
    • You have three chances to apply the authentication code, and the sending interval is one minute. Re-applying authentication code will void the old code, thus you must provide the latest code to pass the authentication.
  4. After logging in, IE will download the client software automatically, and you can install it by following the prompts; for other web browsers, e.g., Firefox, you should click Download to download the client software scvpn.exe first, and then double click it to install.

A virtual network adapter will be installed on your PC together with Secure Connect. It is used to transmit encrypted data between the SSL VPN server and client.

Using Username/Password + Digital Certificate Authentication

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication is configured on the server, take the following steps to download and install the SSL VPN client software - Hillstone Secure Connect:

  1. Insert the USB Key to the USB port of the PC, or import the file certificate provided by the administrator manually.
  2. Visit the following URL with a web browser: https://IP-Address:Port-Number. In the URL, IP-Address and Port-Number refer to the IP address and HTTPS port number of the egress interface specified in the SSL VPN instance.
  3. In the Select Digital Certificate dialog box, select the certificate you want and click OK. If USB Key certificate is selected, in the pop-up dialog box, provide the UKey PIN code (1111 by default) and click OK.
  4. In the SSL VPN login page shown below, type the username and password into the Username and Password boxes respectively, and then click Login. The login user should be configured before in the device.

  5. If SMS authentication is enabled on the SSL VPN server, the SMS Authentication dialog box will appear. Type the authentication code and click Authenticate. If you have not received the authentication code within one minute, you can re-apply.

    • After passing the authentication, you have three chances to type the authentication code. If you give incorrect authentication code three times in succession, the connection will be disconnected automatically.

    • You have three chances to apply the authentication code, and the sending interval is one minute. Re-applying authentication code will void the old code, thus you must provide the latest code to pass the authentication.

  6. After logging in, IE will download the client software automatically, and you can install it by following the prompts; for other web browsers, e.g., Firefox, you should click Download to download the client software scvpn.exe first, and then double click it to install.

A virtual network adapter will be installed on your PC together with Secure Connect. It is used to transmit encrypted data between the SSL VPN server and client.

Using Digital Certificate Only

When only the Digital Certificate authentication is configured on the server, take the following steps to download and install the SSL VPN client software - Hillstone Secure Connect:

  1. Insert the USB Key to the USB port of the PC, or import the file certificate provided by the administrator manually.
  2. Visit the following URL with a web browser: https://IP-Address:Port-Number. In the URL, IP-Address and Port-Number refer to the IP address and HTTPS port number of the egress interface specified in the SSL VPN instance.
  3. In the Select Digital Certificate dialog box, select the certificate you want and click OK. If USB Key certificate is selected, in the Enter Password dialog box, provide the UKey user password (1111 by default) and click OK.

  4. After logging in, IE will download the client software automatically, and you can install it by following the prompts; for other web browsers, e.g., Firefox, you should click Download to download the client software scvpn.exe first, and then double click it to install.

A virtual network adapter will be installed on your PC together with Secure Connect. It is used to transmit encrypted data between the SSL VPN server and client.

Starting Secure Connect

After installing Secure Connect on your PC, you can start it in two ways:

  • Starting via Web
  • Starting directly

Starting via Web

This section describes how to start Secure Connect via Web based on the three authentication methods configured on the server. For the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication, the digital certificate can either be the USB Key certificate provided by the vendor, or the file certificate provided by the administrator.

Using Username/Password Authentication

When the Username/Password authentication is configured on the server, take the following steps to start Secure Connect via web:

  1. Type the URL https://IP-Address:Port-Number into the address bar of your web browser.

  2. In the login page (shown in Figure 4), type the username and password into the Username and Password boxes respectively, and then click Login.

    • If local authentication server is configured on the device, the username and password should be configured before on the device;

    • If "Radius authentication + RSA SecurID Token authentication by RSA Server" is configured on the device, and the user logs in for the first time, the username should be the username configured on the Radius server, and the password should be the dynamic Token password bound to the user. Click Login, and in the PIN Setting page (shown in Figure 5), set a PIN (4 to 8 digits). After the PIN has been set successfully, you will be prompted to login again with the new password (shown in Figure 6). Click Login again to return to the login page, type the correct username and new password, and click Login. The new password is PIN + dynamic Token password. For example, if the PIN is set to 54321, and the dynamic Token password is 808771, then the new password is 54321808771.

    • If "Radius authentication + RSA SecurID Token authentication by RSA Server" is configured on the device, but the user is not logging in for the first time, the username should be the username configured on the Radius server, and the password should be PIN + dynamic Token password.




  3. If the SMS authentication function is enabled, type the SMS authentication code into the box, and then click Authenticate. If you have not received the code within one minute, you can re-apply.

    • After passing the authentication, you have three chances to type the authentication code. If you give incorrect authentication code three times in succession, the connection will be disconnected automatically.

    • You have three chances to apply the authentication code, and the sending interval is one minute. Re-applying authentication code will void the old code, thus you must provide the latest code to pass the authentication.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using Username/Password + USB Key Certificate Authentication

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication for the USB Key certificate is configured on the server, to start Secure Connect via web, take the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB Key to the USB port of the PC.
  2. Type the URL https://IP-Address:Port-Number into the address bar of your web browser.
  3. In the Select Digital Certificate dialog box, select the digital certificate you want and click OK. In the Enter Password dialog box, provide the UKey user password (1111 by default) and click OK.
  4. In the SSL VPN login page shown below, type the username and password into the Username and Password boxes respectively, and then click Login. The login user should already be configured on the device.
  5. If the SMS authentication function is enabled, type the SMS authentication code into the box, and then click Authenticate. If you have not received the code within one minute, you can re-apply.
    • After passing the authentication, you have three chances to type the authentication code. If you give incorrect authentication code three times in succession, the connection will be disconnected automatically.

    • You have three chances to apply the authentication code, and the sending interval is one minute. Re-applying authentication code will void the old code, thus you must provide the latest code to pass the authentication.

  6. In the USB Key PIN dialog box shown below, type the UKey PIN (1111 by default), and click OK.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using Username/Password + File Certificate Authentication

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication for the file certificate is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect via web, take the following steps:

  1. Import the file certificate provided by the administrator manually.
  2. Type the URL https://IP-Address:Port-Number into the address bar of your web browser.
  3. In the Select Digital Certificate dialog box, select the digital certificate you want and click OK.
  4. In the SSL VPN login page shown below, type the username and password into the Username and Password boxes respectively, and then click Login. The login user should already be configured on the device.
  5. If the SMS authentication function is enabled, type the SMS authentication code into the box, and then click Authenticate. If you have not received the code within one minute, you can re-apply.

    • After passing the authentication, you have three chances to type the authentication code. If you give incorrect authentication code three times in succession, the connection will be disconnected automatically.

    • You have three chances to apply the authentication code, and the sending interval is one minute. Re-applying authentication code will void the old code, thus you must provide the latest code to pass the authentication.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using USB Key Certificate Only Authentication

When the Digital Certificate only authentication for the USB Key certificate is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect via web, take the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB Key to the USB port of the PC.
  2. Type the URL https://IP-Address:Port-Number into the address bar of your web browser.
  3. In the Select Digital Certificate dialog box, select the digital certificate you want and click OK. In the Enter Password dialog box, provide the UKey user password (1111 by default) and click OK.
  4. In the USB Key PIN dialog box shown below, type the UKey PIN (1111 by default), and click OK.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using File Certificate Only Authentication

When the Digital Certificate only authentication for the file certificate is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect via web, take the following steps:

  1. Import the file certificate provided by the administrator manually.
  2. Type the URL https://IP-Address:Port-Number into the address bar of your web browser.
  3. In the Select Digital Certificate dialog box, select the digital certificate you want and click OK.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Starting Directly

This section describes how to start Secure Connect directly based on the three authentication methods configured on the server.

Starting the Software Based on TLS/SSL Protocol

For the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication, the digital certificate can either be the USB Key certificate provided by the vendor, or the file certificate provided by the administrator.

The starting mode based on TLS/SSL protocol are as follows:

  • Username/Password
  • Username/Password + USB Key Certificate
  • Username/Password + File Certificate
  • USB Key Certificate Only
  • File Certificate Only
Using Username/Password Authentication

When the Username/Password authentication is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect directly, take the following steps:

  1. On your PC, double click the shortcut of Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.

  2. In the Login dialog box, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog shown below, in TLS/SSL section, click Username/Password, and then click OK.
  3. In the Login dialog box of the Username/Password authentication mode (shown in Figure 7), configure the options to login.

    Option Description
    Saved Connection Provides the connection information you have filled before. Select a connection from the drop-down list.
    Server Enter the IP address of SSL VPN server.
    Port Enter the HTTPS port number of SSL VPN server.
    Username Enter the name of the login user.
    Password Enter the password of the login user.
    • If the local authentication server is configured on the device, the username and password should already be configured on the device.
    • If "Radius authentication + RSA SecurID Token authentication by RSA Server" is configured on the device, and the user logs in for the first time, the username should be the username configured on the Radius server, and the password should be the dynamic Token password bound to the user. Click Login, and in the PIN Setting page (shown in Figure 8), set a PIN (4 to 8 digits). After the PIN has been set successfully, you will be prompted to login again with the new password (shown in Figure 9). Click Login again to return to the login page, type the correct username and new password, and click Login. The new password is PIN + dynamic Token password. For example, if the PIN is set to 54321, and the dynamic Token password is 808771, then the new password is 54321808771.

    • If "Radius authentication + RSA SecurID Token authentication by RSA Server" is configured on the device, but the user is not logging in for the first time, the username should be the username configured on the Radius server, and the password should be PIN + dynamic Token password.




  4. Click Login. If SMS authentication is enabled, type the authentication code into the box in the SMS Auth dialog (as shown below) and click Verify. If you have not received the authentication code within one minute, you can re-apply by clicking Reapply.

Finishing the above steps, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. And the encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using Username/Password + USB Key Certificate Authentication

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication is configured on the server, for the USB Key certificate, to start Secure Connect directly, take the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB Key to the USB port of the PC.
  2. In your PC, double click the shortcut to Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.
  3. In the Login dialog box, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog box, first click Username/Password + Digital Certificate in TLS/SSL section, and if necessary, click Select Cert. In the Select Certificate dialog box shown below, select a USB Key certificate. If the USB Key certificate is not listed, click Update. The client will send the selected certificate to the server for authentication. Finally click OK.
  4. In the Login dialog of the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication mode (as shown below), configure the options to login.
  5. Click Login. If SMS authentication is enabled, type the authentication code into the box in the SMS Auth dialog (as shown below) and click Verify. If you have not received the authentication code within one minute, you can re-apply by clicking Reapply.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using Username/Password + File Certificate Authentication

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication for the USB Key certificate is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect directly, take the following steps:

  1. Import the file certificate provided by the administrator manually.
  2. On your PC, double click the shortcut to Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.
  3. In the Login dialog box, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog, first click Username/Password + Digital Certificatein TLS/SSL section, and if necessary, click Select Certificate. In the Select Certificate dialog box shown below, select a file certificate. If the file certificate is not listed, click Update. The client will send the selected certificate to the server for authentication. Finally click OK.
  4. In the Login dialog box of the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication mode (as shown below), configure the options to login.
  5. Click Login. If SMS authentication is enabled, type the authentication code into the box in the SMS Auth dialog box(as shown below) and click Verify. If you have not received the authentication code in one minute, you can re-apply by clicking Reapply.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using USB Key Certificate Only

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication for the file certificate is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect directly, take the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB Key to the USB port of the PC.
  2. On your PC, double click the shortcut to Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.
  3. In the Login dialog box, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog box, first click Username/Password + Digital Certificate in TLS/SSL section, and if necessary, click Select Certificate. In the Select Certificate dialog box shown below, select a USB Key certificate. If the USB Key certificate is not listed, click Update. The client will send the selected certificate to the server for authentication. Finally click OK.
  4. In the Login dialog box of the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication mode (as shown below), configure the options to login.
  5. Finishing the above configuration, click Login.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using File Certificate Only

When the Digital Certificate Only authentication for the USB Key certificate is configured on the server, to start the Secure Connect directly, take the following steps:

  1. Import the file certificate provided by the administrator manually.
  2. On your PC, double click the shortcut to Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.
  3. In the Login dialog box, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog box, first click Username/Password + Digital Certificate in TLS/SSL section, and if necessary, click Select Certificate. In the Select Certificate dialog box shown below, select a file certificate. If the file certificate is not listed, click Update. The client will send the selected certificate to the server for authentication. Finally click OK.
  4. In the Login dialog box of the Digital Certificate Only authentication mode (as shown below), configure the options to login.
  5. Finishing the above configuration, click Login.

After the above steps being finished, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. The encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Starting the Software Based on GMSSL Protocol

The starting mode based on GMSSL protocol are as follows:

  • Username/Password
  • Username/Password + Digital Certificate
  • Digital Certificate Only
Using Username/Password Authentication

To start the Secure Connect client software, take the following steps:

  1. On your PC, double click the shortcut of Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.

  2. In the Login dialog box, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog shown below, click Username/Password in GMSSL section,, and then click OK.
  3. In the Login dialog box of the Username/Password authentication mode, configure the options to login.

  4. Option Description
    Saved Connection Provides the connection information you have filled before. Select a connection from the drop-down list.
    Server Enter the IP address of SSL VPN server.
    Port Enter the HTTPS port number of SSL VPN server.
    Username Enter the name of the login user.
    Password Enter the password of the login user.

Finishing the above steps, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. And the encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using Username/Password + Digital Certificate Authentication

When the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication is configured on the server, for the USB Key certificate, to start the Secure Connect software directly, take the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB Token to the USB port of the PC.
  2. In your PC, double click the shortcut to Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.
  3. In the Login dialog, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog, first click Username/Password + Digital Certificate in GMSSL section, and if necessary, click Select GuoMi Cert. In the Select Certificate dialog as shown below, select a GM certificate. Finally click OK.

  4. In the Select Certificate dialog box, configure the options to login.

  5. Option Description
    Device Select the current USB Token device name in the drop-down list.
    Application The application is a structure that contains a container, a device authentication key, and a file. Select the specified application name in the drop-down list.
    Container The container is the unique storage space in the USB Token device to save the key. It is used to store the encryption key pair, the encryption certificate corresponding to the encryption key pair, the signature key pair, and the signature certificate corresponding to the signature key pair. Select the name of the specified container in the drop-down list.
    Signature Certificate Display the name of the SM2 signature certificate in the specified container.
    Encryption Certificate Display the name of the SM2 encryption certificate in the specified container.
  6. In the Login dialog of the Username/Password + Digital Certificate authentication mode as shown below, configure the options to login.
  7. Option Description
    Saved Connection Provides the connection information you have filled before. Select a connection from the drop-down list.
    Server Enter the IP address of SSL VPN server.
    Port Enter the HTTPS port number of SSL VPN server.
    Username Enter the name of the login user.
    Password Enter the password of the login user.
    USB Key PIN Enter the PIN code of the USB Key (1111 by default). One USB Key only corresponds to one password.

Finishing the above steps, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. And the encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Using Digital Certificate Only Authentication

When the Digital Certificate Only authentication is configured on the server, for the file certificate, to start the Secure Connect software directly, take the following steps:

  1. Insert the USB Token to the USB port of the PC.
  2. In your PC, double click the shortcut to Hillstone Secure Connect on your desktop.
  3. In the Login dialog, click Mode. In the Login Mode dialog, first click Digital Certificate only in GMSSL section, and if necessary, click Select GuoMi Cert. In the Select Certificate dialog as shown below, select a GM certificate. Finally click OK.

  4. In the Select Certificate dialog box, configure the options to login.

  5. Option Description
    Device Select the current USB Token device name in the drop-down list.
    Application The application is a structure that contains a container, a device authentication key, and a file. Select the specified application name in the drop-down list.
    Container The container is the unique storage space in the USB Token device to save the key. It is used to store the encryption key pair, the encryption certificate corresponding to the encryption key pair, the signature key pair, and the signature certificate corresponding to the signature key pair. Select the name of the specified container in the drop-down list.
    Signature Certificate Display the name of the SM2 signature certificate in the specified container.
    Encryption Certificate Display the name of the SM2 encryption certificate in the specified container.
  6. In the Login dialog of the Digital Certificate Only authentication mode as shown below, configure the options to login.
  7. Option Description
    Saved Connection Provides the connection information you have filled before. Select a connection from the drop-down list.
    Server Enter the IP address of SSL VPN server.
    Port Enter the HTTPS port number of SSL VPN server.
    USB Key PIN Enter the PIN code of the USB Key (1111 by default). One USB Key only corresponds to one password.
  8. Finish the above configuration, click Login.

Finishing the above steps, the client will connect to the server automatically. After the connection has been established successfully, the icon () will be displayed in the notification area. And the encrypted communication between the client and server can be implemented now.

Viewing Secure Connect GUI

Double click the Secure Connect icon () in the notification area, and the Network Information dialog box appears. This dialog box shows information about statistics, interfaces, and routes.

General

Descriptions of the options on the General tab:

Address Information
Server The IP address of the connected SSL VPN server.
Client The IP address of the client.
Crypto Suite
Cipher The encryption algorithm and authentication algorithm used by SSL VPN.
Version The SSL version used by SSL VPN.
Connection Status
Status The current connecting status between the client and server. The possible statuses are: connecting, connected, disconnecting, and disconnected.
IPCompress
Algorithm Shows the compression algorithm used by SSL VPN.
Tunnel Packets
Sent The number of sent packets through the SSL VPN tunnel.
Received The number of received packets through the SSL VPN tunnel.
Tunnel Bytes
Sent The number of sent bytes through the SSL VPN tunnel.
Received The number of received bytes through the SSL VPN tunnel.
Connected Time
Duration Shows the time period during which the client is online.
Compress Ratio
Sent Shows the length ratio of sent data after compression.
Received Shows the length ratio of received data after compression.

Interface

Descriptions of the options on the Interface tab:

Option Description
Adapter Name The name of the adapter used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
Adapter Type The type of the adapter used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
Adapter Status The status of the adapter used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
Physical Address The MAC address of the interface used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
IP Address Type The type of the interface address used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
Network Address The IP address (allocated by SSL VPN server) of the interface used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
Subnet Mask The subnet mask of the interface used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
Default Gateway The gateway address of the interface used to send SSL VPN encrypted data.
DNS Server Address The DNS server addresses used by the client.
WINS Address The WINS server addresses used by the client.

Route

Description of the option on the Route tab:

Option Description
Local LAN Routes The routes used by the virtual network adapter.

Viewing Secure Connect Menu

Right-click the Secure Connect icon () in the notification area and the menu appears.

Descriptions of the menu items are as follows:

Option Description
Network Information Displays the related information in the Network Information dialog box.
Log

Shows Secure Connect log messages in the Log dialog box.

This dialog box shows the main log messages. To view the detailed log messages, click Detail. Click Clear to remove the messages in the dialog box. Click OK to close the Log dialog box.

Debug Configures Secure Connect's debug function in the Debug dialog box.
About Shows Secure Connect related information in the About dialog box.
Connect When Secure Connect is disconnected, click this menu item to connect.
Disconnect When Secure Connect is connected, click this menu item to disconnect.
Option Configures Secure Connect options, including login information, auto start, auto login, and so on. For more information, see Configuring Secure Connect.

Exit

Click Exit to exit the client. If the client is connected to the server, the connection will be disconnected.

Configuring Secure Connect

You can configure Secure Connect in the Secure Connect Options dialog box(click Option from the client menu). The configurations include:

  • Configuring General Options

  • Configuring a Login Entry

Configuring General Options

In the Secure Connect Options dialog box, select General from the navigation pane and the general options will be displayed.

Descriptions of the options:

Option Description
Auto Start Select this check box to autorun the SSL VPN client when the PC is started.
Auto Login Select this check box to allow the specified user to login automatically when the PC is started. Select the auto login user from the Default Connection drop-down list.
Auto Reconnect Select this check box to allow the client to reconnect to the SSL VPN server automatically after an unexpected disconnection.
Select Cert Click the button to select a USB Key certificate in the Select Certificate dialog box. This option is available when the USB KEY authentication is enabled.

Configuring a Login Entry

Login entry contains the login information for clients. The configured login entries will be displayed in the Saved Connection drop-down list in the Login dialog box. You can login by simply choosing the preferred connection instead of filling up the options in the Login dialog box.

To add a login entry, take the following steps:

  1. In the Secure Connect Options dialog box, select Saved Connection from the navigation pane and the login options will be displayed.

  2. Click Apply.