F5® Access for Android, F5 Access for iOS, and F5 Access for Chrome OS enable
secure network access for supported mobile clients.
Android and iOS products were called BIG-IP®
Edge Client® for Android and BIG-IP Edge Client for
iOS. 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 profiles.
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
Access for iOS
A connectivity profile automatically
contains default settings for
Access 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
- To specify that the user
password is cached in the application on the user's device for a
configurable period of time, select memory.
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.
feature is supported with F5 Access for iOS and F5 Access for
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.