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Juniper Pulse iOS Provisioning Integration Guide (Certificate)


Use this guide to enable the provisioning of and certificate delivery to end-users' iOS devices to include Juniper VPN settings applied to the device(s) without manual input and to conduct Multi-Factor Authentication.

Settings that are delivered in a profile are bound together and cannot be removed in part by the end-user, creating front-end protection with a device PIN or passcode and control over the network through the VPN client and associated rules.


1. Have a Juniper Pulse VPN

2. Download the Apple Configurator to create iOS profiles

3. Download the SecureAuth CA Public Certificates zip bundle

4. Create a New Realm for the iOS Juniper Pulse integration in the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin

5. Configure the following tabs in the Web Admin before configuring the Post Authentication tab:

  • Overview – the description of the realm and SMTP connections must be defined

  • Data– an enterprise directory must be integrated with SecureAuth IdP

  • Workflow – the way in which users will access this application must be defined

  • Multi-Factor Methods – the Multi-Factor Authentication methods that will be used to access this page (if any) must be defined

Juniper Configuration Steps

Signing In Policy Configuration


1. Log into the Juniper admin console, and Signing In under Authentication, and click Signing-In Policies

2. Click New URL...


3. Set the Sign-in URL to */iospulse/


The Pulse iOS client requires that the Sign-In Policy URL be a wildcard path (*) rather than the FQDN path

4. Make any preferred modifications for the Sign-In Policy, and click Save Changes

Certificate Server Configuration


5. In the admin console, select Auth. Servers under Authentication

6. Select Certificate Server from the New dropdown, and click New Server...


7. Set the Name to CertificateAuthentication (or a preferred name), and leave the rest as default

8. Click Save Changes

Certificates Configuration


8. In the admin console, select Configuration under System, and click Certificates

9. In the Trusted Client CAs section, click Import CA Certificate...

10. Upload the SecureAuth CA Public Certificates zip bundle and view the certificates back in the Trusted Client CAs section


These will be used to validate client certificates

User Realm Configuration

11. In the admin console, select User Realms under Users, and click New User Realm...

There are distinct configuration steps for VPN on Demand and Certificate plus AAA – follow the specific configuration steps for the appropriate type

User Realm Authentication Policy


19. To add certificate restrictions in the User Realm, select User Realms under Users in the admin console, and select the realm that was just created (Pulse iOS)

20. In the Authentication Policy section, select Certificate

21. Select Only allow users with a client-side certificate signed by Trusted Client CAs to sign in.

22. Set the Certificate field to ou

23. Set the Expected value to the Company GUID value in the Systems Info tab of the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin

24. Click Save Changes

iOS Configuration Steps

Apple Configurator


1. Download the Apple Configurator from Apple

2. In the Supervise section under Settings, click the + button, and select Create New Profile...

3. Fill out the General section



3. In the VPN section, provide a Connection Name, e.g. Juniper Pulse for iOS

4. Select Juniper SSL from the Connection Type dropdown

5. Set the Server to the Juniper Pulse signing-in policy URL, including the path, and without https (steps 1-4), e.g.

6. Select Certificate from the User Authentication dropdown

7. Configure the VPN On Demand as preferred to suit the network


The Apple Configurator will warn that an Identity Certificate is required, but it is not for this template



It is recommended that the VPN configuration be paired with Passcode requirements to require a PIN after the device has been idle for a while

Below is an example of how the Passcode section can be configured for this integration


8. In the Passcode section, set values to restrict access and to require a PIN to unlock the device

9. Click Save


10. Select the new profile (Juniper Pulse) from the Profiles field, and Export the profile

11. Uncheck Sign Configuration Profile

12. Save the Juniper Pulse profile as a .mobileconfig template file

SecureAuth IdP Configuration Steps

Post Authentication


1. In the Post Authentication section, select Create PFX (iPhone + VM) from the Authenticated User Redirect dropdown

2. An unalterable URL will be auto-populated in the Redirect To field, which will append to the domain name and realm number in the address bar (Authorized/CreatePFXtransfer.aspx)

3. A customized post authentication page can be uploaded, but it is not required

iPhone / Android


4. Select the preferred password method from the Private Key Setting dropdown

5. Click Choose File to Upload new 3.0+ Template, and select the new profile file


Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Post Authentication page to avoid losing changes

Forms Auth / SSO Token

Optionally, in the Forms Auth / SSO Token section, click the View and Configure FormsAuth keys/SSO token link to configure the token/cookie settings and configure this realm for SSO.