Peer Configuration

To add a new peer configuration or edit an existing peer configuration.

  1. Select the Peer Configuration tab to assign additional network address and IKE settings to the intended VPN tunnel peer destination.
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    Profile Security - VPN Peer Destination Screen (IKEv1 Example)
  2. Select either IKEv1 or IKEv2 to enforce VPN key exchanges using either IKEv1 or IKEv2.
  3. Refer to the following to determine whether a new VPN peer configuration requires creation, an existing configuration requires modification, or a configuration requires removal.


    Lists the 32-character maximum name assigned to each listed peer configuration at the time of its creation.


    The IP address (or host address FQDN) of the IPSec VPN peer targeted for secure tunnel connection and data transfer.

    Authentication Type

    Whether the peer configuration has been defined to use PSK (pre-shared key) or RSA (Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman). RSA is an algorithm for public key cryptography. It is the first algorithm known to be suitable for both signing and encryption. If you are using IKEv2, this screen displays both local and remote authentication, because both ends of the VPN connection require authentication.

    Local id

    The local identifier used within this peer configuration for an IKE exchange with the target VPN IPSec peer.

    Remote id

    The means by which the target remote peer is to be identified (for example, string or FQDN) within the VPN tunnel.

    IKE Policy Name

    The IKEv1 or IKE v2 policy used with each listed peer configuration.