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Configuring an SSL VPN on a Sophos firewall involves several steps. Below is a general guide on how to set up an SSL VPN on a Sophos firewall. Please note that the exact steps and interface may vary depending on the model and firmware version of your Sophos firewall, so consult your firewall's documentation for model-specific details.

Here are the general steps:

  1. Access the Sophos Firewall Web Interface:

    • Open a web browser and enter the IP address or hostname of your Sophos firewall.

    • Log in with your administrator credentials.

  2. Create a User Account:

    • If you haven't already, create a user account for VPN access. You can do this in the "Users and Devices" section or a similar named section, depending on your firewall's interface.

  3. Configure SSL VPN Settings:

    • In the firewall's web interface, navigate to the SSL VPN configuration settings. The specific path may vary, but you'll typically find it in a "Remote Access" or "VPN" section.

    • Configure the SSL VPN settings, including the following:

      • SSL VPN port (default is 8443).

      • VPN IP address pool (the range of IP addresses assigned to VPN clients).

      • Authentication method (usually Active Directory, RADIUS, or a local database).

      • Specify the user or user group that will have access to the VPN.

  4. Set Up the VPN Client Profile:

    • In the SSL VPN settings, you may need to create a VPN client profile. This profile contains information such as the VPN server's IP address, the authentication method, and other connection details. Make a note of the server address, as you'll need it to configure the VPN client.

  5. Download and Install the VPN Client:

    • VPN clients for Sophos SSL VPNs are typically available for Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. Download and install the appropriate client for your device.

  6. Configure the VPN Client:

    • Launch the VPN client and configure it with the information from the VPN client profile, including the server address, username, and password.

  7. Connect to the SSL VPN:

    • Launch the VPN client and connect to the SSL VPN using the credentials you configured. The client will establish a secure connection to your Sophos firewall.

  8. Access Resources:

    • Once connected, you can access resources on your internal network, as permitted by your firewall's access control policies.

  9. Additional Configuration (Optional):

    • Depending on your organization's needs, you may want to set up additional features like split tunneling, client access controls, and more. These options can usually be configured in the SSL VPN settings.

  10. Testing and Troubleshooting:

    • Test the SSL VPN connection thoroughly to ensure it's working as expected. Be prepared to troubleshoot and review logs if issues arise.

Remember to refer to your specific Sophos firewall model's documentation for detailed instructions. Also, ensure that you have a valid and appropriate license for using SSL VPN functionality on your Sophos firewall.

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