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Systems

Documentation 1
Configuring Your Remote Device

Pre-requisites
You will need the following pieces of information from CTS:
the complete hostname of the Barracuda SSL VPN; vpn.portlandschools.org
your account name (typically the username portion of your email address); e.g., psmith
the password for the username specified above.
the pre-shared key (PSK), or passphrase, for the Barracuda SSL VPN
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Windows XP/7
The Barracuda SSL VPN IPsec Configuration Tool will automatically configure an L2TP/IPsec connection on your Windows 7,
Vista or XP system. The following steps are specific to Windows 7, but can be adapted for other Windows versions by
navigating to the corresponding feature on your system. The actual values to be entered will remain the same.
1. Log into the Barracuda SSL VPN. On your RESOURCES > My Resources page, there will be a PPS-IPSEC-VPN
resource.
2. Click on the Barracuda IPsec configuration tool. This will launch the Barracuda SSL VPN Agent which will
automatically create and configure an L2TP/IPsec VPN connection for your system.NOTE: The configuration of
IPsec settings may require administrator privileges on your system, and may also require you to restart your
computer.
3. Once the configuration (and possible reboot) has completed, navigate to Control Panel -> Network and Internet ->
Network and Sharing Center.
4. Select Connect to a network, click on the Barracuda IPsec entry, and click Connect.
5. From the Connect dialog, select the Properties button and go to the Security tab.
6. Click the Advanced settings button and from the L2TP tab:
6.1: Select Use pre-shared key for authentication
6.2: In the Key field, enter the PSK for the VPN provided to you by CTS
6.3: Click OK to return to the Security tab
7. Click OK to save your settings and return to the Connect dialog.
8. To log in, enter the following information and click Connect:
User name The account name for the connecting user; e.g., psmith
Password The password for the username specified above.

Windows 8
Currently Windows 8 is not a supported operating system for Portland Public Schools

Mac OS X 10.7 and Above


1. On the remote device, open up Safari and browse to http://vpn.portlandschools.org
2. Login with your Portland Schools credentials.
3. Click on the PPS-IPSEC-VPN resource.
4. Follow the instructions for installing the profile on screen.
5. To connect the VPN navigate to System Preferences > Network > Barracuda IPSec > Connect.
6. You should be prompted for your Portland Schools Password.
7. To Disconnect, navigate to System Preferences > Network > Barracuda IPSec > Disconnect.

Mac OS X 10.6 and Below


8. On the remote device, navigate to System Preferences -> Network -> +
Interface - Select VPN
VPN Type - L2TP over IPSec
Service Name - A name for this connection; e.g., Sslvpn-ipsec
9. Select Create and the newly created VPN service will appear in your left hand pane
10. Configure the service with the following information:
Server Address - vpn.portlandschools.org
Account Name - The account name for the connecting user; e.g., psmith
Select Authentication Settings
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Configuring Your Remote Device

Password The password for the username specified above.
Shared Secret The PSK for the Barracuda SSL VPN. provided to you by CTS
Select Ok

iPhone/iPad ( IOS 5.1 and Above)


1. On the remote device, open up Safari and browse to http://vpn.portlandschools.org
2. Login with your Portland Schools credentials.
3. Click on the PPS-IPSEC-VPN resource.
4. Follow the instructions for installing the profile on screen.
5. To connect the VPN navigate to Settings > General > VPN
6. Slide the VPN button to on.
7. You should be prompted for your Portland Schools Password.
8. To Disconnect, navigate to Settings > General > VPN
9. Slide the VPN button to off.

Android
1. On the remote device, navigate to: Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> VPN Settings -> Add VPN.
2. Select and configure the type of VPN connection you wish to add:
a. Select Add L2TP/IPsec PSK VPN (for Preshared key) and configure just the following (for all other settings,
accept the default values):
VPN name A name for this connection; e.g., SSLVPN-IPSEC
Set VPN server vpn.portlandschools.org
Set IPSec pre-shared key Enter the pre-shared key provided by CTS
Enable L2TP secret Make sure that this is unselected.
DNS search domains portlandschools.local
3. Select Save, and the newly-created connection will appear in the VPN Settings menu.
4. Your username and password will be requested when a connection is attempted.

Windows Mobile
1. On the remote device, navigate to: Settings -> Connections -> Add a new VPN server connection
2. Select Make New Connection, and configure just the following (for all other settings, accept the default values):
Name A name for this connection; e.g., Sslvpn-L2TP
Host name/IP vpn.portlandschools.org
VPN type Select IPSec/L2TP for the desired VPN type
3. Select Next.
1. If IPsec/L2TP was chosen, then a screen will appear from which you must select A pre-shared key and enter the
PSK for the Barracuda SSL VPN. Then, select Next.
2. The newly-created connection will appear in the Connections page, in the VPN tab.
3. Your username and password will be requested when a connection to the Barracuda SSL VPN is attempted.

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