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FireBrick Road Warrior OSX

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== Getting the CA from the FireBrick ==
Note: this guide doesn't go into actual configuration of the FireBrick to be an endpoint, merely how to connect your Mac client to it. Therefore, it is assumed the certificate already exists on the FireBrick. It may also be that this is emailed to you by whoever maintains your FireBrick, in which case skip this step.
#Log into the Firebrick.
#Click on the Certificates menu beneath that.
#You should be presented with a list of certificates installed. Each line will look approximately as follows : [[File:Toothless_-_Cliff_s_test_FB2700_2700-0001-9224_Certificate_management.jpg]]
#At the right hand end of the row corresponding the the certificate you wish to download, click on the PEM link.
== Installing the CA certificate into OSX ==
#In the bottom/left are named 'Category', click on Certificates
#Go to: File - Import Items
#Select the file you've downloaded, ege.g. ca-cert.pem
#Review the certificate and then select Always Trust, you may be asked to confirm your apple user password.
If you have El Capitan or Sierra then the built in VPN connection settings should just work. You will still need to install the Certificate as above, but you can skip the StrongSwan parts below and just use the Network Settings to add a VPN IKEv2 connection.
==Create the VPN Connection:==
#Go to Apple Menu - System Preferences
#Go to Network
#*Interface: VPN
#*VPN Type: IKEv2
#*Service Name: ege.g. 'FireBrick' or 'Office'
#On the next window fill in the information:
#*Server Address: Hostname or IP of your FireBrick. ege.g.:
#*Remote ID: The 'FQDN' of the Firebrick as created when you created the Certificate (Usually the full hostname of the FireBrick). ege.g.:
#*Local ID - leave empty
#In the Authentication Settings:
#*Username: your EAP Username as set on the FireBrick, ege.g. fred
#*Password: your EAP Password as set on the FireBrick
#May as well tick 'Show VPN status in menu bar' as you'll then be able to connect etc. from the menu in your top bar
=OSX version 10.10,'Yosemite' and earlier=
#Click Add Connection (Screenshot below)
##Name: ege.g. FireBrick (Screenshot below)
##Authentication IKEv2 EAP
##Server address: IP or Name of your FireBrick, ege.g.
##Click OK
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