Edge Client® for Android,
BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS, and F5® Access for Chrome OS enable secure
network access for supported mobile clients. For the clients to connect, you need a Network
Access configuration on BIG-IP Access Policy Manager®. The Network Access Wizard creates a Network Access configuration
with authentication, an access policy, and a virtual server with connectivity and access
You might need to update the connectivity profile or the network access resource to complete
the configuration on APM®. Optionally, you can also configure SSO and ACLs
and add items to the access policy to enable SSO and enforce ACLs.
Configuring a connectivity profile for Edge Client for iOS
A connectivity profile automatically contains default settings for BIG-IP®
Edge Client® for iOS. You should configure the connectivity profile
settings to fit your situation.
On the Main tab, click
A list of connectivity profiles displays.
Select the connectivity profile that you want to update and click
The Edit Connectivity Profile popup screen opens and displays General
From Mobile Client Settings in the left pane, select iOS Edge
Settings for the iOS Edge Client display in the right pane.
To enable users to save their passwords for reconnection purposes within a
specified time period, select the Allow Password Caching
The additional fields in the area become available.
To enable device authentication on the client, select Require Device
For Save Password Method, specify how to perform
- To allow the user to save the encrypted password on the device without a
time limit, select disk.
- To specify that the user password is cached in the application on the
user's device for a configurable period of time, select
If you select memory, the Password
Cache Expiration (minutes) field becomes available.
If the Password Cache Expiration (minutes) field
displays, type the number of minutes you want the password to be cached in
In the On Demand Disconnect Timeout (minutes) field,
retain the default 2, or type a different number of
minutes before VPN on demand times out.
To force the app to use a selected logon mode and prevent users from changing
Select the Enforce Logon Mode check box.
From the Logon Method list, select
web or native.
Note: Support for this feature will be announced in release notes
for the individual Edge Apps (BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS, Edge Client for
Android, Edge Portal for iOS, and Edge Portal for Android). Check the
release notes for the Edge Apps to determine whether it is supported.
The popup screen closes, and the Connectivity Profile List
You have now configured the security settings for BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS.
To provide functionality with a connectivity profile, you
must add the connectivity profile and an access profile to a virtual server.