Configure SonicWall MobileConnect VPN on Android

MobiLock and Android for Work makes it easy for you to configure SonicWall MobileConnect VPN on your managed Android devices. Follow the guide below to configure SonicWall.

Before you Begin

  1. Complete Android for Work Setup in MobiLock Dashboard.
  2. Enroll your corporate owned devices using afw#mobilock
  3. Invite your Employees to enroll their Personal devices.

The following feature works only for devices enrolled via afw#mobilock and where MobiLock application is set as a Device Owner or employee owned devices where MobiLock creates a Work Profile. It will not work if you are using legacy methods to enroll the devices.

Search and Approve SonicWall MobileConnect

The first step is to search and approve SonicWall MobileConnect for your organization. The steps are,

  1. Sign In MobiLock Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Enterprise > My Apps > Play For Work Apps

  3. Click on SEARCH&ADD button to see the Google Play dialog.
  4. In the Google Play dialog search for SonicWall MobileConnect,
  5. Click on the SonicWall MobileConnect app and select Approve

  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to approve the application. Click Done to close the dialog and now the app starts appearing on the MobiLock Dashboard.

Configuring SonicWall MobileConnect Settings

Once you have the SonicWall MobileConnect app, the next step is to configure the application. The steps are,

  1. Click on the SonicWall MobileConnect application to see the details card.
  2. Click on the App Configurations tab and click CREATE to see the configuration options.
  3. SonicWall MobileConnect gives you the following configuration options,

    Connection Name

    The display name for the VPN as shown on user's mobile device

    VPN Server

    The URL of the headend that is the actual SonicWall MobileConnect server.

    Login Group

    Choose the authentication type for the VPN connection.


    The username to be used or blank. You can use custom properties for a dynamic configuration, like $device.<customproperty> or $


    Optional field to specify the password for the VPN connection.


    The domain for this connection.

    Authentication Type

    Choose the type of authentication.

    Client Certification Alias

    The Alias of the certificate in Android KeyStore if the Authentication type is certalias.


    Action type for this configuration, whether it updates or deletes the profile.

    Per-App VPN Action

    Choose if you want to allow Per-APP VPN or want to configure this as device level VPN.

    Per-App VPN App Packages

    If Per-App VPN is allowed, then a list of packages that should be routed through VPN.

  4. Once you have entered the values, click on SAVE to save the configuration. All the saved configuration appear in the list.

Publishing the Application and Configuration

Once you have created the configuration, the next step is to publish the application and then the configuration. The steps are,

  1. From the App Details card, click on the App Information tab and click on PUBLISH

  2. Select the Android Device Groups/Profiles/Devices where you want to publish the application and click PUBLISH

  3. Now click on the App Configuration tab. Click on the Publish icon.
  4. Select the Android Device Groups/Profiles/Devices where you have published the application in Step 3, and click PUBLISH

  5. This will cause the applications to be installed on the devices and then configured based on the configuration.

Please contact your VPN Service provider in case you need details on how to use a particular setting and the accepted values.

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