Setting up the device name for Smart remote access


Once you have enabled the Smart Remote Access feature via Control Panel and added a gateway, next step is to set a device name via the NordLayer application for each device that you wish to have remote access to. Please note that you will need use this device name from the NordLayer application instead of the internal IP address in order to access shared resources remotely.

Setting up the DDNS on macOS

Please open the NordLayer application and head to Settings -> Smart Remote Access. You will then see an option to set a device name, which will be used to reach this device remotely.

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Once a device name is set, upon next VPN connection you will see your full device name (which you can then copy) listed near private gateways as seen in the screenshot below.

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In case you wish to change the device name, simply head back to Smart Remote Access settings. However, if you wish to remove the device name altogether - simply leave the name field as blank and save changes.

Setting up the DDNS on Windows

Please open the NordLayer application and head to Settings -> Smart Remote Access. You will then see an option to set a device name, which will be used to reach this device remotely.

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Once a device name is set, upon next VPN connection you will see your full device name (which you can then copy) listed near private gateways as seen in the screenshot below.

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In case you wish to change the device name, simply head back to Smart Remote Access settings. However, if you wish to remove the device name altogether - simply leave the name field as blank and save changes.

Setting up the DDNS on Linux

In the Terminal, enter the command 'nordlayer settings set'. You will then see an option to set a device name, which will be used to reach this device remotely.

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Once a device name is set, upon next VPN connection you will see your full device name listed in the Terminal window.

In case you wish to change the device name, simply head back to Smart remote access device name setting. However, if you wish to remove the device name altogether - simply leave the name field as blank and save changes.

Setting up the DDNS on Android

Please open the NordLayer application and head to Settings -> Smart Remote Access. You will then see an option to set a device name, which will be used to reach this device remotely.

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Once a device name is set, upon next VPN connection you will see your full device name (which you can then copy) listed near private gateways as seen in the screenshot below.

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In case you wish to change the device name, simply head back to Smart Remote Access settings. However, if you wish to remove the device name altogether - simply leave the name field as blank and save changes.

Setting up the DDNS on iOS

Please open the NordLayer application and head to Settings -> Smart Remote Access. You will then see an option to set a device name, which will be used to reach this device remotely.

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Once a device name is set, upon next VPN connection you will see your full device name (which you can then copy) listed near private gateways as seen in the screenshot below.

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In case you wish to change the device name, simply head back to Smart Remote Access settings. However, if you wish to remove the device name altogether - simply leave the name field as blank and save changes.

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