SonicWall: How to configure SSL VPN Client to Site on SonicWall firewall using domain user


The article shows how to configure the SSL VPN Client to Site feature so that remote users can connect to the internal network and the user used is a synchronized user from AD to the Sonicwall device, this helps reduce the creation of multiple users and force users to use multiple accounts


How to configure

  • Login to SonicWall firewall by Admin account
  • Synchronized user between AD server and SonicWall firewall, if you do not how to configure, let’s see this article
  • Go to DEVICE -> Choose Users -> Choose Local Users & Groups -> Choose Local Users tab -> Choose users that you want to access via VPN -> Click Edit icon
  • Move to Groups tab -> Choose SSLVPN Services group and click > icon
  • Click Save

Create SSL VPN IP Pool

  • Go to OBJECTS -> Choose Addresses -> Choose Address Objects -> Click Add
  • Enter name for object
  • In Zone Assignment: Choose SSL VPN
  • In Type: Choose Range
  • In Starting IP Address: Enter start IP
  • In Ending IP Address: Enter end IP

Click Save

Configure SSL VPN Setting

  • Go to NETWORK -> Choose SSL VPN -> Choose Server Settings
  • In SSL VPN STATUS ON ZONES: Choose WAN to show the SSL VPN access status on the WAN Zone
  • In SSL VPN SERVER SETTINGS: Choose SSL VPN Port, and Domain as you want


  • Go to Client Settings -> Click settings icon
  • In Settings
    • In Network Address IPv4: Choose SSL VPN Pool that was created before
  • In Client Routes
    • Choose network that you want to allow to SSL VPN access
    • **Note that SSL VPN users to access resources, it must be set up on both VPN Access and Client Routes
  • In Client Settings
    • In DNS: Enter DNS server IP
    • Enable Create Client Connection Profile: Client NetExtender will create a connection profile with SSL VPN server, domain name and optional with username and password
    • In Username & Password Caching: Choose information and save

Click OK

Download and install SSL VPN Client using NetExtender software

  • Access to website to download installation file and install as normal

Perform SSL VPN Connection

  • Open NetExtender software and enter the Server, Username, Password, Domain information -> Click Connection
  • Successfully connection

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