VPN settings overview for Apple devices
You can configure VPN settings for iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) solution. Use the VPN payload to enter the VPN settings for connecting to your network. Settings you specify in the configuration profile can’t be modified by users. Some VPN and Wi-Fi settings, such as 802.1X parameters, can be set only by a configuration profile.
Note: An identity is required for some VPN configurations. Depending on the VPN configuration, a VPN payload may require that the associated Certificates payload contain the certificate associated with the identity.
OS and channel
Supported enrollment types
User (App-Layer VPN and App-to-App Layer VPN mapping only)
Configure the VPN connection to use Internet Key Exchange, version 2 (IKEv2).
Configure the VPN connection to use Internet Protocol Security (IPsec).
Configure the VPN connection to use Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP).
PPTP is supported only on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 or earlier.
Third-party connection type
The third-party types of VPN connection. The options are:
Users must install both the configuration profile and the appropriate authentication app. Some third-party VPN apps are available from the App Store.
Custom SSL connection type
For other SSL VPN solutions, contact your vendor and ask if they have an app in the App Store. If they do, choose Custom SSL. Make sure the Identifier field matches the identifier specified by your vendor’s VPN app and is in reverse DNS format (for example, com.example.myvpn). Your users must install both the vendor’s app and the configuration profile to connect to your network.