Using Per App VPN Routing

Per App VPN Routing is a feature supplied by Apple’s iOS to tunnel connections through a VPN.

The only way to configure Per-App VPN is by enrolling the device in a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system and linking apps that are managed by the MDM system with a VPN configuration. The app’s traffic will then be handled by Apple’s VPN component.

Using Per App VPN Routing

To enable Per App VPN Routing in your mobile app using Appdome:

  1. Go to the Build Tab
  2. Select the Access menu
  3. Turn on Per-App VPN Routing

Per App VPN routing switch

  1. You will see a warning message that other features are being disabled. Click Proceed.

Per App VPN routing warning

Per App VPN Routing Compatibility

To allow Apple’s Per-App VPN to handle the traffic, some Appdome features will be turned off automatically, or an error will be displayed

Even though Per-App VPN may tunnel an app’s entire network connectivity, you are still able to secure your app by using complementary Appdome features such as:

  1. Enforce Strong RSA Signature
  2. Enforce Strong ECC Signature
  3. Enforce SHA256 Digest
  4. Enforce Certificate Roles
  5. Validating Basic Constraints for CA certificates
  6. Static Client Pinning and Certificate Pinning
  7. Authentication using NTLM or: Basic authentication, Digest, Ngotiate or an HTML form.

How Do I Learn More?

You can read about Per-App VPN in apple’s developer website.

Read more about Enterprise Access and Convectivity.

Kai Kenan

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