Configuring IPsec IKEv2 Remote Access VPN Clients

Most operating systems include native client support for IPsec IKEv2 VPN connections, and others typically have an app or add-on package which adds the capability.

This section covers IPsec IKEv2 client configuration for several popular operating systems.


The ipsec-profile-wizard package on pfSense® Plus software generates a set of files which can automatically import VPN settings into Apple macOS and iOS (VPN > IPsec Export: Apple Profile) as well as Windows clients (VPN > IPsec Export: Windows).

This feature allows much greater flexibility in settings as it will configure clients to match what is set on the server specifically rather than making the server accommodate the default settings on various operating systems.

This package is exclusive to pfSense® Plus software and is not available on the community edition.

If the package is not already installed, add it using the Package Manager.

See also

Hangouts Archive to watch the September and October 2015 Hangouts on Remote Access VPNs which covers client installations for most operating systems.