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strongSwan with PSK and iPhone

Added by ivo neer about 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

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documentation
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23.08.2012
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Dear Swans

I have found a blog that claims that strongSwan will work with iPhone using PreSharedKeys based on IPSEC only:
http://www.hosthop.com/hop/knowledgebase/21/StrongswanorOpenswan-Pure-IPSEC-Tunnel-Configuration-for-iPhone-and-Similar-Devices.html

Unfortunately, I've been to stupid to get this working with strongSwan 5.x on Ubuntu.
Could you please confirm or negate if PSK and iPhone could work?
In your wiki you describe a certificate-based iOS sample, could you please add a PSK-Sample aswell?

Kind regards
Ivo Neer

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#1 Updated by Tobias Brunner about 7 years ago

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Try to start with the config given on our wiki. To use it with a PSK instead of certificates use

authby=xauthpsk

and remove the left|rightcert arguments. Then configure the PSK in ipsec.secrets like so

: PSK "yourpsk" 

On the iPhone, instead of selecting Use Certificate, just type in the PSK in the Shared Secret field (the Group Name field stays empty).

#2 Updated by ivo neer about 7 years ago

it works, thanks a lot!

#3 Updated by Tobias Brunner about 7 years ago

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