Adding a Connection Profile

Configure a connection profile based on connection sources, including IP addresses, device types, and client applications.

The Connection Profile Editor contains tabs for IP Addresses, Devices, and Client Applications. Often, you will configure options on just one of the tabs, but you can configure a combination of options on two or three tabs. For example you could specify a certain form of authentication for all Windows computers in the 192.0.2.0/24 range. Windows computers outside of this range would be authenticated differently.

There is an "and" relationship between the settings on each tab. In other words, the combination of IP address, device, and client application settings always applies to each profile.

Important
Any connection profile that you create here does not take effect until you reference it as part of an authentication profile. For more about authentication and using the Authentication Profile Editor, see "Authentication."
  1. On the Configuration > System > Connection Profiles page, click Add.
  2. In the Connection profile name text box, enter a meaningful name for the profile you are about to create.
  3. Define the profile using one or more of the three tabs: IP Addresses, Devices, and Client Applications.
    • IP Addresses

      Select Include all IPs in this profile

      or

      Select Include only the following IPs in this profile

      1. In the IP Addresses or IP ranges text box, enter an address or range, and click Add.

        The new entry is displayed in the list below.

      To remove an address or range from the list, select the check box next to the entry you want to remove, and click Delete.

      To search for an address or range in the list, enter a search term in the text box below the list, and click Filter.

      To delete a search term from the text box, click Clear.

    • Devices

      Select Include all devices in this profile

      or

      Select Include only the following devices in this profile

      • In the Devices list, select the types of devices that you want to include. If the device type does not match any of the categories in the list, select Unknown.
    • Client Applications

      Select Include all client applications in this profile

      or

      Select Include only the selected applications in this profile

      1. In the Client Applications list, select the client application(s) that you want to include.
      2. If the client application you wish to add is not listed, enter it in the Application name text box. Enter the product's User agent string (The appliance performs prefix matching for this field. If you enter a prefix of the user agent string, all user agents that start with the same characters will match). Click Add.
  4. When you have finished defining the profile, click Apply. The profile is displayed in the list of Connection Profiles. Once it is referenced in an authentication profile, the In use status changes to Yes. For more information, see "Authentication."