Setting up manual IKEv2 connection on iOS/iPadOS
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    Setting up manual IKEv2 connection on iOS/iPadOS

      Article Summary

      1. Download the NordLayer IKEv2 certificate to your device

      You can do so by opening this link in Safari:

      1. The certificate installation dialogue will appear. Tap Install in each step:


      1. Once the certificate has been installed, tap Done to complete the installation

      3.1. On iOS 12.2 and later versions, once you've downloaded the certificate, you might see a pop-up saying "Profile Downloaded - Review the profile in Settings app if you want to install it"


      3.2. Navigate to your device Settings > Profile Downloaded > NordVPN Root CA > Install > Trust

      If you cannot see the Profile Downloaded button, go to Settings > General > Profiles. You should find the downloaded profile there.


      1. Now you have to download the NordLayer Private Gateway configuration files and copy your service credentials

      2. Go to Settings > General > VPN


      1. Tap on Add VPN Configuration...


      1. Fill the boxes as follows:
      • Type: IKEv2
      • Description: Any preferred name for the VPN connection
      • Server: The hostname of your private gateway
      • Remote ID: The same hostname as in the Server field
      • Local ID: Leave empty
      • User Authentication: Username
      • Username: Your NordLayer service credentials username
      • Password: Your NordLayer service credentials password
      • Proxy: Off
      • Tap Done.


      1. To enable the VPN, go back to the device Settings, and switch on the toggle next to VPN


      Note: In case you have any questions or are experiencing any issues, please feel free to contact our 24/7 customer support team.

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