A VPN is a virtual private network. It allows data to be transferred through the Internet without public access to be allowed. This increases security because the only people who are allowed access to this network are people who are added through the VPN Client Access page. Certificate Management secures the communication between the router and VPN Clients.
This document helps the user to create VPN Client Access accounts for the remote users to establish a VPN connection to the router to access the local network with the use of Cisco VPN Client Utility on WRVS4400N routers.
VPN Client Access Accounts Management
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose VPN > VPN Client Accounts. The VPN Client Accounts page opens:
Add VPN Client Account
Step 1. In the Username field, enter the username.
Step 2. In the Password field, enter the password.
Step 3. In the Re-enter to Confirm field, enter the password again.
Step 4. In the Allow User to Change Password, click Yes to allow the user to change the password in the future or click No to require them to always use the same password.
Step 5. Click Add/Save to save the settings. The client information is added to the VPN Client List Table.
VPN Client List Table
The table contains the following fields.
• No — Displays the users order.
• Active — Check the Active check box to classify the user as an active user. If the user is active it allows the users to connect, otherwise the users are unable to connect.
• Username — Displays the username.
• Password — Displays the password.
• Edit — Click Edit. This allows you to change the username and password of the user in the Client Info area.
• Remove — Click Remove and the corresponding user is deleted completely.
A VPN certificate is used to prove that you are authenticated, and when you receive packets you are the intended receiver. In the event when a user wants to know if he receives packets from a trusted person, the user can see the certificate that is loaded on the browser, which contains information about the owner of the certificate and the validity. That is why it s important to keep certificates updated.
Step 1. Click Generate, to create a new certificate and replace the existing certificate on the router.
Step 2. (Optional) Click Export for Admin, the browser will open a dialog box that asks the user to save the certificate as a file. By default the file is named as WRV210_Admin_MMDD_HHMM.pem. The user can change the name if desired. This certificate provides the administrator a private key which should be saved in a safe place for backup. With the help of the key, this certificate can be imported and restored in case the configuration of the router has to be reset to factory default.
Step 3. (Optional) Click Export for Client, the browser will open a dialog box that asks the user to save the file by default as WRV210_Client_MMDD_HHMM.pem. The user can rename the file name if desired.
Step 4. (Optional) Click Browse to select a previously saved administrator certificate.
Step 5. (Optional) Click Import to restore the previous administrator certificate.