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Release Note: BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS 2.0.0
Release Note

Original Publication Date: 12/01/2014


In November 2013, Apple posted the release of the iOS Edge Client version 2.0.0. Users should download this new version from the app store.

- User documentation for this release
- Features and enhancements in 2.0.0
- Behavior changes in 2.0.0
- Known issues in 2.0.0
- Fixes in 2.0.0
- Contacting F5 Networks
- Legal notices

User documentation for this release

For a comprehensive list of documentation that is relevant to this release, refer to the following pages:

Features and enhancements in 2.0.0

Features in 2.0.0

Per-App VPN Support
Per APP-VPN support. On iOS 7, Apple enhanced their VPN framework to support per-application level layer-4 tunneling. Apps can now be configured to automatically connect to a specific VPN when they are launched, giving granular control over corporate network access. It ensures that data transmitted by managed apps travels through VPN. This capability has to be configured with the use of an MDM product. See your MDM user documentation for more details.

Behavior changes in 2.0.0

There are no behavior changes in 2.0.0.

As of iOS Edge Client 1.0.6, Edge Client was no longer supported on iOS 5. iOS 5 users must remain on iOS Edge Client 1.0.5.

ID Number Description
430575 The session variable session.client.mac_address was removed from the client info in release 1.0.6. We recommend you use UDID (session.client.unique_id)if you need to determine device ID.

Known issues in 2.0.0

There are no known issues in this release.

Fixes in 2.0.0

Fixes in 2.0.0

ID number Description
427862 Previously, when a user hit a redirect ending using Web Logon mode on the iOS Edge Client, the redirect was not correctly completed by the client. Now the redirect completes correctly in Web Logon mode.

Starting in iOS 7, the system prevents an app from accessing log entries at the kernel level, and from other apps. As a result, the log Edge-Client-Console.log is no longer sent as part of the troubleshooting log files.

In order to view the system console log entries, a user must connect the device to a PC or Mac, and use the iPhone Configuration Utility.

431354 Previously, when a client certificate was deleted from the iOS device certificate store, and the certificate was used in an Edge Client configuration, there was no warning to the user when attempting to connect with the configuration. Now, a warning is displayed when the certificate is missing.

Fixes in 1.0.6

There were no fixes in 1.0.6

Fixes in 1.0.5

ID number Description
383083 Previously, when sending an Edge Client command through a URL, the Edge Client prompted the user for confirmation of any change. At present, the user is prompted only when creating a new server configuration on the Edge Client.
383086 The Disconnect Idle Timeout setting is now configurable through server settings in Access Policy Manager version 11.4, and set to 120 seconds for other server versions.
384830, 400979, 408517, 412478, 418457 Some vulnerabilities were fixed and improvements made, in handling of OpenSSL libraries, SSL renegotiation, TLS, and DTLS.
386713 Previously, a default IPv6 route was added when split tunneling was enabled. This route was used only if the client had no IPv6 configuration, but should have been inactive. At present, default IPv6 tunnels are inactive.
387521 Previously, specifying a route of did not correctly force all traffic through the tunnel on iOS devices. At present, specifying such a route forces all traffic through the tunnel on iOS devices.
397177 Memory handling issues were fixed.
399931 Some screen alignment issues were fixed.
399938 Previously, if the Edge Client started an access policy that had no Logon Page access policy item, a blank page appeared in the Edge Client. At present, if the access policy does not include a Logon Page item, a blank page does not appear in Edge Client.
400144 Some wording errors were fixed in the client.
417727 Previously, if the Edge Client connected to a server that did not support IPv6, and the option Force all traffic through tunnel was enabled on the network access tunnel, IPv6 traffic was not blocked. At present, IPv6 traffic is not allowed by the client when the server does not support IPv6, and Force all traffic through tunnel is enabled.
419598 Previously, when using a managed Edge Client configuration created by MDM or iPCU, users could not enter passwords or user names, even when required. At present, user names and passwords can be entered in such configurations.

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