How to securely connect

Updated by Anthony Hakim on May 17, 2018
Article Code: kb/1048

Description

This KB article assumes that you've created a new virtual server on CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation™. If not, follow this guide to Create a Server, then return to this guide.

Now what? How do you securely connect to your servers? This KB article describes how to use SSL VPN-Plus to securely connect to your servers.

Note: This KB article assumes that you have already setup SSL VPN-Plus in your CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation environment. If not, follow this guide to Configure SSL VPN-Plus, then return to this guide.

Steps

  • Go to the path to your SSL VPN-Plus endpoint, and login using your SSL VPN-Plus credentials.

    SSL VPN-Plus

  • Once logged in, click on VPN Client Package.

    SSL VPN-Plus

  • If prompted, click on click here to start the installation, then choose Run to step through the installation process with default options.

    SSL VPN-Plus

    If you have a Mac, this step is similar — click on Click here to download the .tgz file and then step through the installation with default options.

    SSL VPN-Plus

  • Once installed, launch the client and click Login. Windows: On the Desktop by default (VMwareTray); Mac: In Applications (naclient.app).

    SSL VPN-Plus

  • Click Yes to proceed (Windows).

    SSL VPN-Plus

    Click Proceed Anyway (Mac).

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  • Login with the same credentials you used to download the SSL VPN-Plus client.

    SSL VPN-Plus

  • Once you are connected, you can use an SSL or RDP client to access the servers within your CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation environment.

    SSL VPN-Plus

    SSL VPN-Plus