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iOS 7: About the Always option for VPN On Demand

Symptoms

Learn how the functionality of the Always option for VPN On Demand in iOS 7 has changed from earlier iOS versions.

Resolution

The Always option for matching domains is no longer supported; Always domains will be automatically converted to If Needed domains in existing configurations.

Enhancements have been made to the VPN On Demand feature in iOS 7 to support the following scenarios:

Trigger VPN for all traffic from the device. Configure with the Connect option.
Trigger VPN when DNS servers redirect internal host names to landing pages. Automatic for If Needed domains.
Trigger VPN when internal host names are externally resolvable but connections cannot be established. Automatic for If Needed domains.
Trigger VPN to access internal sides of dual-facing hosts. Configure with the Required DNS Servers option for If Needed domains.

For information on how to configure VPN On Demand profiles for iOS 7, see the VPN Payload section of the Configuration Profile Key Reference Guide.

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2014
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